Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature. Our vision is a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives.
In our Strategic Plan for 2022-2027, we set out our ambitions for our art-form – we want literature to represent our diverse voices, support our well-being, and raise awareness of the climate emergency.
In the following video, representatives from our team of staff and Directors introduce our new strategy, and explain how we plan to work towards achieving our vision over the next three years.
Through literature, we help to shape and improve our society, economy, and culture. We do this because literature, in its great variety, can have the power to connect communities and bring comfort, inspiration and hope to those who need it most.
Based on our understanding of the power of literature to transform and improve lives, we have chosen goals that reflect our ambition and aspirations for Wales. They align with the Seven Well-being Goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to ensure that everything we do helps to achieve one or more of these goals.
Our goals are split into three categories, our Priorities, our Strands of Delivery, and our Foundation.
We have identified three priorities to focus on and invest in, which aim to create change in society through literature.
We couldn’t think of a better way to introduce these priorities, than through the words of some of the writers who deliver our activities, and for whom these priorities are ingrained in their creative and practical work.
Strands of Activity
We will deliver the priorities outlined above through our three strands of activity, which is how we create a vibrant literary society.