Looking for more in Writing and Authors or Live Literature?

Apply for a fully funded Live Literature School Residency

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Applications are now closed. 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. Find out more about school residencies or apply below by Thursday 28 March at 12 midday.

Why apply?

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You can download a Word document version of the application form(this link will open in a new window) 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 [email protected](this link will open in a new window).

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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.