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Live Literature: statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the present situation with Coronavirus, we would like to offer the following advice for Live Literature sessions awarded before April 2020

Some organisations may have already contacted you about upcoming Live Literature event cancellations, we are encouraging these be reorganised or postponed if feasible.​

Where possible organisations can run online events. Authors will be paid a full fee of £175 per session for events delivered digitally, using the usual claim form. You can find more information on our author fee page.

All unavoidable expenses will be paid by Scottish Book Trust. If you cannot get a refund on expenses associated with a cancelled event, such as travel or accommodation, please submit a claim form to live.literature@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) with receipts, confirmations etc. and this will be processed in the usual way.

If an event is cancelled at short notice and cannot be rescheduled then please contact us on the above address. You can also use this email address if you have concerns about events in the coming months or about any other aspect of the Live Literature programme.

Please note that this only applies to Live Literature sessions awarded before April 2020.