The project is funded by Arts Council Wales, and is led by Hay Fellow, Tiffany Murray.
2017 is the second year of the project. For 2018 applications will open in January, subject to continued funding.
The fully programmed week allows the selected writers to engage in the main Festival events, to attend masterclasses and workshops with British and foreign publishers, agents and, crucially, with established international artists. The writers work across genres: fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and script.
Since last year, the Writers at Work cohort has achieved many awards: a major short- listing for The International Dylan Thomas Prize, The New Welsh Writing Award, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Wales Media Award, a Welsh Rising Star Award, a Hay 30 listing, and a Creative Wales Award.
This year, Writers at Work will focus on the written page and share their work with the public in four programmed sessions. They will also create new work in English and in Welsh on site during the Festival.
Writers at Work is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales.