We connect people, places and groups with the production and consumption of literature. We champion the power of poetry, story, writing and reading, working to safeguard and develop their role in our lives. We provide information, news and resources via our website and on social media. Literature Works wrote the successful bid for Exeter to become a UNESCO City of Literature. We champion the power of poetry, story, writing and reading. We provide information, news and resources via our website and on social media. We provide opportunities for writers who are resident in the South West of England to develop their craft and sustain a living as writers through engagement with our Writers’ Community and project opportunities.
We cover a very large region, much of which is far removed from metropolitan cultural opportunities and has notoriously poor transport links. It reaches from Gloucestershire down to Land’s End and across to Hampshire. Urban areas in Torbay, Plymouth, Bristol and Somerset fall within the top 25% of the most deprived economic areas in England, and rural areas face the challenges of high unemployment and the fastest growing older population in the country.
Vision and aims
Our vision is to support a confident, connected and sustainable literature sector in the South West. We do this through research, strategic intelligence, new projects and partnerships, events, training and mentoring, fundraising, evaluation and advocacy.
We aim to develop excellent writers, readers and audiences across our demographic and geography, with a view to enriching lives, improving social cohesion and enhancing health and wellbeing.
Literature Works' Values
-We believe in literature as a vibrant, flexible and open art that takes all kinds of forms
-We work with partners who share our passion and ambition for the sector, regionally, nationally and internationally
-We champion access for all and strive to include everyone in society
-We prioritise diversity and open access, pricing activities so that they are within the reach of as many people as possible
-We operate in a fair, open, transparent and honest manner
-We strive to lead the sector through expert knowledge
Registered Office: Literature Works, C/O The Arts Institute Office, Roland Levinsky Building,
Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL48AA
Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales
Company Registration Number: 06858956
Registered Charity: 1132586.