About Live Literature

Live Literature is a Scotland-wide programme that helps fund and support author events in communities all over the country.

New Writers Awards

Live Literature applications are now open for events from January - March 2020. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 September at 12pm (midday). Please read this page carefully before submitting your application.

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Live literature:

As part of the wider Live Literature programme, we also fully-fund a number of schools residencies and showcase the work of hundreds of professional authors in our Live Literature directory.

Video What is Live Literature?

Who can apply?

Individuals and not-for profit organisations in every part of Scotland can apply for support to host events or projects with authors.

You can apply for funding if:

The panel carefully read and consider all applications. Where appropriate, the panel gives feedback along with the award decision.

Video Live Literature in action: Islay Book Festival