Cymru Ni | Our Wales

50% Funding for School Workshops by Writers of Colour 

Please note that the deadline for applications has now passed. (Friday 13 January 2023) 
With the support of Welsh Government, Literature Wales is helping schools deliver dynamic creative writing workshops by Welsh writers of colour. We are doing this by offering to pay 50% of the writer’s fee.  

The aim is that the writers delivering Cymru Ni | Our Wales workshops will inspire learners to imaginatively explore our modern Wales, helping them to become ‘ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.’ Schools can apply for Cymru Ni | Our Wales funding via Literature Wales, after approaching a writer and agreeing a suitable date and time with them. The workshops can be on any topic but must be delivered by a writer of colour who is based in Wales or has a strong Welsh connection. 

These creative learning experiences will assist schools in meeting the recommendations contained in the “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Contributions and Cynefin in the New Curriculum Working Group” report by Professor Charlotte Williams OBE. 

Typically, the school workshops will last 2-hours and can be delivered to a class of Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 learners. This is a limited time offer, and workshops should be booked to take place before the end of March 2023.   

We anticipate a high demand. Book your workshops now! 


Teacher feedback from previous Literature Wales workshops: 

Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug:

“The session went brilliantly. Excellent results by the end of the session with students sharing their own poems.” 

Croesyceiliog School, Torfaen:

“What an exceptionally engaging poetry workshop. Pupils had fun with poetry and were able to discuss some really difficult topics.”