Professional Development Programme for Writers of Colour based in Wales

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Professional Development Programme for Writers of Colour based in Wales

Now Open for Applications

Delivering a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives.
Literature Wales is pleased to announce that our first ever Professional Development Programme for Writers of Colour based in Wales is now open for applications.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday 4 December 2020

What is the programme?

This is a new programme to support writers of colour based in Wales to develop their writing as well as their knowledge of the literature and publishing scene.

We want to help writers of colour reach their long-term writing ambitions, which could include perfecting work-in-progress, finding an agent, getting published, performing to a bigger audience, experimenting with new genres, or facilitating a series of community workshops.

The year-long programme includes cash funding of £2,450 to help writers take time out to write, attend sessions and to support travel expenses. At the beginning of the programme, a mentor will be selected for each writer to offer support throughout the journey. The main programme will include one-to-one mentoring, workshops and talks, as well as opportunities to network, make new contacts and build relationships with other writers. During the year there will be opportunities to meet experts in the literature and publishing industry in Wales and beyond. The aim of the programme is to help each writer develop their own literary potential. 12 spaces are available for writers.

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