Looking for more in Writing and Authors or Live Literature?

Apply for Live Literature funding

Our Live Literature programmes fund author events and residencies for schools and organisations across Scotland

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Are you a school, library, community group or not-for-profit organisation based in Scotland? We have a range of opportunities below to help bring reading and writing to the heart of your community.

Whichever Live Literature option you choose, you'll be working with one of the fantastic authors on our Live Literature Author Directory.

Part-funded sessions – open to applications

Scottish Book Trust pays over half the fees to run in person or remote author events and sessions in local communities and schools.

Part-funded Live Literature sessions

ASN school residencies – closed to applications

A fully funded opportunity for ASN schools to work with professional writers, storytellers and creators. ASN schools can also apply for our general school residencies fund and our part-funded sessions. We will update this page when applications reopen.

ASN school residencies

School residencies – open to applications

A fully funded opportunity for 10 schools a year to work with an author-in-residence.

School residencies