Live Literature Organisers: First Steps

Congratulations on your successful application for Live Literature sessions! We hope you will enjoy planning and holding Live Literature events.

Live Literature events take place in schools, libraries, hospitals and prisons; with community, reading, and writing groups; and at arts organisations, festivals, and other venues across Scotland.

Live Literature supports authors in meeting and developing their audiences in Scotland. Audiences benefit from sessions carried out by many types of visitors: writers, illustrators, poets and performance poets, and storytellers.


What now?

  1. First, please make sure you have read and understood the conditions of using your sessions, sent to you by email. If you are not the named contact on your application, please make sure they have an opportunity to read these conditions.
  1. Please make sure that the person who will be representing your organisation on the day of the event – supervising the session, greeting your visitor, introducing the session, collecting feedback – has read this information.


Tell us when it's happening

Tell us about your event ahead of time and we can help support you in the press and on social media.

We would also love to receive copies of photos of events and any press coverage you receive, plus any audience feedback you get either anecdotally or through a survey.


Blog for us!

If you’re interested in being featured on one of our blog threads, please let us know:


Change of contact

If you are leaving your organisation, or going on long-term leave, please email if you can.

Please copy in the new point of contact for Live Literature at your organisation. Please include an update of how many sessions you have left in your allocation and what plans have been made for these sessions. 


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