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Live Literature School Residencies

The Live Literature School Residencies programme gives schools and other education settings the chance to work with an author-in-residence.

Children in a school watching an author event

The Live Literature School Residencies programme provides fully-funded residencies for schools where cost is a significant barrier to working with an author. Schools, early years groups and other education settings work with professionals from the Live Literature directory on a creative writing project they devise together over the course of a school year.

Applications for the Live Literature School Residencies programme are currently closed.

To hear more about future funding deadlines, sign up for our schools and libraries newsletter(this will open in a new window). For part-funded author events, visit our Live Literature pages.

What learning professionals say:

‘The residency only lasted a few months, however, the longevity of this project will last in the school for years.’ – Project Co-ordinator, Secondary School

‘Staff have greater confidence in teaching creative writing and some of the resources created are now used across the department as standard. Pupils have found their confidence in writing and reading has increased with pupils showing off their skills. By seeing writers engaging with the school, this project has started us on our journey to creating a reading culture.’ – Teacher, Residency School

‘Working in close collaboration with our author had a positive impact on the pupils’ self-esteem and belief in their own creativity.’ – Teacher, Residency School

‘Our author has also led two CLPL [sessions]. Teachers left feeling empowered and enthusiastic about reading and writing within their classroom.’ – Senior Teacher, Primary School

The life-changing power of an author visit

Author Matthew Fitt talks about his residency at St Andrew's RC Primary School in Dundee


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Past projects