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 in 2020. 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