Applications are currently closed for the Live Literature School Residencies programme. This page is for information only.
The Live Literature Schools Residency programme is a fully-funded opportunity for 10 schools a year to work with an author-in-residence. For all residencies we are happy to facilitate blended models, allowing for the freedom to work remotely or in-person depending on your school’s circumstances. Applications closed on Monday 22 May at 12 midday.
- 14 fully-funded sessions with an author from our author directory: a planning meeting; two staff CLPL sessions; 10 sessions with pupils; and a reflection session for the author to collect pupil feedback
- All sessions can be delivered remotely, in-person or with a combination of the two depending on your school’s circumstances
- Scottish Book Trust pay the author’s full fee and expenses directly through the Live Literature programme - no invoicing!
- School staff who are coordinating the project will be invited to induction sessions with our team, where they'll meet staff from other schools
- A £500 grant to buy any resources needed to support the project
- Support from our experienced team
How to apply
Applications are closed for the 2023/24 period. This page is for information only.
Build in time to gather or request necessary information. The application form is short (950 words across 11 questions) but you will be asked to include SIMD statistics about your school and also a statement from one of your colleagues as well as your own.
You can download a Word document version of the application form to work on your application offline, but only applications submitted online will be considered. If you have any issues accessing the online form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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Live Literature school residencies are funded by The Walter Scott Giving Group.