Literature Wales is the National Company for the development of literature in Wales. Literature Wales includes Yr Academi Gymreig / The Welsh Academy - the society for writers in Wales, and Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre.
Literature Wales runs events, courses, competitions, including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, with the support of Cardiff Council and offering a First Prize of £5000, conferences, tours by authors, lectures, international exchanges, events for schools, readings, literary performances and festivals. Academi is also responsible for the National Poet of Wales project and the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales.
Academi is pleased to be the recipient of an Arts Council of Wales Beacon Company Award 2008 - 2010.
Image captions: Eurig Salisbury, Book of the Year Ceremony 2009, Liam Johnston at the John Tripp Award 2009, National Poet Gillian Clarke, members of the Young People’s Writing Squads with Robert Minhinnick in the Senedd.