Literature Wales

Platforming Under-represented Writers

Literature Wales has announced a brand new funding scheme for Wales-based writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and writers with a disability or illness (mental or physical).

Platforming Under-represented Writers is a pilot funding scheme offering grants of between £50-£1000 for a professional development opportunity within literature. The scheme aims to encourage writers from under-represented backgrounds to develop their professional and artistic potential and to create opportunities to kick-start or advance their career.

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature. Our new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 outlines Representation and Equality as one of Literature Wales’ main tactical priorities. We believe that every person, regardless of their background, should feel included and free to navigate, contribute and take ownership of the literature scene in Wales.

Writers can apply by submitting ideas to support a professional development opportunity of their choice. These could include: attending a conference or event; shadowing an established writer for training purposes; development costs for a new way of working; or delivering a series of community-based workshops.

Applications are welcomed from Wales-based writers working across all literary forms, from poetry and prose, to spoken word, rap, and graphic novels.

Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and full details of how to apply please go to –

https://www.literaturewales.org/lw-news/call-out-for-applications-platforming-under-represented-writers/

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your application before submitting, please contact Literature Wales, on:

[email protected] / 029 2047 2266

Literature Wales

Paid Personal Development Opportunity for a Poet

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 21st November

Literature Wales is offering an opportunity for a poet new to the field of running workshops to co-lead a project for 11-14 year olds alongside an experienced workshop facilitator, in the South Powys area.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored, as well as gain experience in jointly planning a project (details of pay and terms below). This will be a bilingual (Welsh and English) project, but we welcome applications from poets who only work in one language.

There will be a total of two days of workshops in a secondary school in South Powys (December-January 2019; dates to be confirmed), and one additional day in Cardiff Bay on 19 February to present the work to an audience.

This presentation will form part of an event organised by Literature Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 19 February 2019: A Day of Reflection on Poetry of War and Peace in Wales. The programme of the day will include readings, commissioned lectures, performances and presentations deriving from workshops with different groups across Wales. The project is funded by Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918.

For further information, and details on how to apply please visit www.literaturewales.org

Literature Wales – Bursaries and Mentoring

Literature Wales has recently announced that the next round of Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission. The schemes are open to emerging and experienced writers alike.

The LITERATURE WALES WRITERS’ BURSARIES enable writers to develop new work without any firm commitment to its publication. This gives writers
the opportunity to venture into new territory and develop their artistic process, providing them with the time and resources to research, write, review and reflect.

A SUPPORT FUND BURSARY is a sum of up to £1,000 for writers with mobility problems or disabilities in need of specialist equipment and assistance to enable them to develop their work in progress.

The MENTORING SCHEME offers support and practical advice to writers at the start of their careers by offering them a place on a bespoke mentoring course as well as a series of one-to-one sessions with an experienced writer in order to develop a specific work in progress to a publishable standard.

 THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 BURSARIES AND MENTORING IS 5.00 PM ON TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018.

The guidelines and application forms for the 2019 Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and 2019 Mentoring are available to download from the Literature Wales website.

For further information contact Literature Wales on: [email protected] / 029 2047 2266

INVITATION: LITERATURE WALES AT CARDIFF BOOK FESTIVAL 2018

Join LLEUCU SIENCYN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF LITERATURE WALES in conversation with the NATIONAL POET OF WALES, IFOR AP GLYN and MINISTER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM AND SPORT DAFYDD ELIS THOMAS discussing what words and waves mean to Wales.

EVENT: Year of the Sea 2018

LOCATION: Splott Stage, Jurys Inn, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3UD

DATE: Friday 7 September 2018   TIME: 1.00 – 2.00 pm

TICKETS: Free and can be reserved here

This year, Visit Wales has been celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline, inviting visitors to discover new and exciting experiences all around our shores.  Visit Wales and Literature Wales commissioned Ifor ap Glyn to write a poem titled Blwyddyn y Môr 2018 (Year of the Sea 2018) to celebrate Wales’ epic shores. Click here  to listen to the poem.

Literature Wales

Funding for Writers:
The Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Schemes are now open

We are delighted to announce that the next round of Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission. The schemes are open to emerging and experienced writers alike.

The Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries enable writers to develop new work without any firm commitment to its publication. This gives writers the opportunity to venture into new territory and develop their artistic process, providing them with the time and resources to research, write, review and reflect. 

The Mentoring Scheme offers support and practical advice to writers at the start of their careers by offering them a place on a bespoke mentoring course as well as a series of one-to-one sessions with an experienced writer in order to develop a specific work in progress to a publishable standard.

The guidelines and application forms for the Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring schemes are available to download from the Literature Wales website.
 

The closing date for applications for 2019 Bursaries and Mentoring is
5.00 pm on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

For further information contact Literature Wales on: [email protected] / 029 2047 2266

Autumn Poetry Masterclass with Two Eminent Welsh Poets

Closing date: 31 August 2018

Are you a budding poet? Would you benefit from a week-long masterclass with Gillian Clarke and Robert Minhinnick? Why not apply to attend the Autumn Poetry Masterclass at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre from 25 October – 3 November 2018? Places are limited to 16 poets. Best of luck! 

For further information, please visit: www.literaturewales.org

Funding for Writers

The Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Schemes are now open

The next round of Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission. The schemes are open to emerging and experienced writers alike.

The Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries enable writers to develop new work without any firm commitment to its publication. This gives writers the opportunity to venture into new territory and develop their artistic process, providing them with the time and resources to research, write, review and reflect. 

The Mentoring Scheme offers support and practical advice to writers at the start of their careers by offering them a place on a bespoke mentoring course as well as a series of one-to-one sessions with an experienced writer in order to develop a specific work in progress to a publishable standard.
  
The guidelines and application forms for the Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring schemes are available to download from the Literature Wales website.
 The closing date for applications for 2019 Bursaries and Mentoring is
5.00 pm on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

For further information contact Literature Wales on: 
[email protected] / 029 2047 2266

Literature Wales – Board of Management Recruitment

Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board

We’re looking for dynamic and inspiring individuals to join our Board of Management, as well as a visionary individual to lead the organisation as Chair.

Joining our Board in 2018 will mean that you will actively shape the future of Literature Wales as it frames its new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022.

Literature Wales is a forward-looking organisation which thrives on change and responds positively and directly to challenges. We are looking for people who want to contribute to building a better society and ensure that literature is a voice for all. We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation, and who can help shape the next phase of our development.

Chair

Literature Wales is seeking its second Chair, as the distinguished poet and academic Damian Walford Davies is due to step down in Spring 2018 in accordance with the mandated length of office set out in the organisation’s Articles of Association.

The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is essential for the role of Chair.

Directors

Literature Wales’ Board of Directors represents a broad sector and includes a range of expertise, experience and voices. We particularly welcome applications from young people and individuals who represent protected characteristics. In this current recruitment process, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Legal & HR
  • Finance
  • Development and Business
  • Children & Young People
  • International Networks
  • Communications & PR

Literature Wales is a bilingual organisation and a positive attitude towards the Welsh language is essential for the role of Director.

Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 12.00 noon

Interviews: week commencing 19 March 2018

For further information contact Literature Wales on: 
[email protected] / 029 2047 2266.

Literature Wales

Development and Communications Officer

Salary: £17,095 per annum

Full time, one year fixed term

Based in Cardiff, Literature Wales believes passionately that literature is everywhere and belongs to everybody. Our work celebrates and supports the written and spoken word. Established in 2011, we lead the sector and actively collaborate with organisations and individuals who promote, create and enjoy literature in Wales.

The Development and Communications Officer will establish data analysis and evaluation models and develop new ways of communicating the impact of Literature Wales’ work.  This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

Please note: This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts.  The placement includes training, mentoring and the opportunity to go to Europe along with other people taking part in the programme.

For a full job description please click here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13 December 2017      

Interview date: Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Literature Wales – full time paid work placement

Development and Communication Officer (full-time paid work placement)

 

 

Literature Wales is offering a one year full-time paid work placement (£17,095 per annum) for a recent graduate from a low-income background who is looking to start a career in the arts.

The post is funded by a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary and individuals graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who received the full maintenance grant are eligible. Previous experience is not essential and we welcome video applications.

This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

More information about the role, including details of how to apply can be found here: http://www.literaturewales.org/about/vacancies/development-communications-officer/