Literature Wales wants the literary culture of Wales to truly represent the variety and diversity of the population. There are still substantial differences in equality of opportunity to access and participation in culture, and many writers face significant barriers in the literature and publishing industry. 

Every year, the Representing Wales programme supports a new cohort of writers who come from an under-represented background.  

Why is Literature Wales running this programme? 

We know that the sector still presents a range of barriers which prevent writers, readers and audiences accessing literature. Representation and equality are priorities for Literature Wales. Our work aims to help shape a sector that supports equal access for all by addressing historical and structural inequalities and by platforming and developing diverse voices. 

Find out more about our Representation and Equality work in our 2022-2027 strategic plan. 

Further reading: Why focus on literature from underrepresented writers? 

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