Literature Wales’ schemes aim to boost diversity of sector

Literature Wales’ schemes aim to boost diversity of sector

Literature Wales (LW) is leading the way on a number of initiatives to increase representation and diversity in the Welsh literary scene, with many publishers following suit.

Last year the charity launched a Strategic Plan for 2019–22, which includes a Representation & Equality Priority, and since then it has worked on identifying new projects that tackle under-representation in the country’s writing community. These include the Platforming Under-represented Writers funding scheme, which offers grants to help writers from BAME backgrounds, and those with disabilities or illnesses, to devel...

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