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
Writing about Climate Change
Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295
Song and Lyric Writing
Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited
Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose
Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625
Workshops with writer and artist Helen Ivory
4-7 September 2017 £3.50 per session (Booking preferred)
A series of workshops giving disabled artists a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys.
The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages. The workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017
Monday September 4th: 1 – 3pm
Tuesday September 5th 10.am – 12pm and 1-3pm
Wednesday September 6th 10.am – 12pm and 1-3pm
Thursday September 7th 10.am – 12pm
Celf O Gwmpas, Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB
For more information contact 01597 822777;
For the second time we have created an iBook from the Poetry Competition inspired by the images in our Annual Exhibition with the theme of Austerity/ Extravagance.
Caroline Gill was the winner with her poem Drop in the Ocean responding to her own artwork called Shoreline Symphonies.
If you would like to read Caroline’s poem as well as the other poems, carry on by clicking the widget below to download it for free to read on your iPad, iPhone or Mac.
If you do not have any of these devices we have a version in PDF format that should work fine with anything you have. If not, get in touch for bespoke formats
Meg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:
Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.
If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.