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Live Literature information for partners

Essential information for partners whose Live Literature applications have been approved and who will be running a Live Literature event in the near future.

This page includes all the essential information partners need to run a Live Literature event. Please read it carefully, and email live.literature@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window) if you still have questions.

Essential documents

Conditions of funding:(this link will open in a new window) Please read the full conditions of funding as soon as you can after receiving your award email. Please get in touch if you have any problems meeting these conditions.

Claim form: For you to print off before the author arrives. Please fill in the first part and give the form to the author on the day. They will fill in the second part and post it to us along with their receipts. Please note, there are two claim forms available – for events funded before or after August 2023.

Permission to film forms(this link will open in a new window): If your organisation doesn't have its own permission forms, you can use the forms provided if you plan to film, photograph or record the visit.

Live Literature and child protection

The Live Literature programme(this link will open in a new window) reaches 50,000 people in communities across Scotland. We estimate that over half of the events that take place involve children and vulnerable adults. A primary concern when holding any event is that it is safe as well as enjoyable, for both the author and the audience.

These terms and conditions mirror the code of conduct(this link will open in a new window) sent to members of the Live Literature author directory(this link will open in a new window).

Please note:

Please fill in our feedback survey(this link will open in a new window) within two weeks of holding your final event. Your feedback helps us to develop the programme and secure its future; thank you for taking the time to fill in this survey.

Live Literature feedback survey(this link will open in a new window)