Scottish Book Trust - Live Literature Scotland 2007/2008 - posted 31.5.2007
deadline: Monday 1 October 2007
Live Literature Scotland is a national initiative that enables Scottish citizens to engage with the nation’s authors, playwrights, poets, storytellers and illustrators. It is the only writer bursary scheme of its kind in the UK subsidising the cost of 1200 sessions by writers in all areas of Scotland. More than 500 writers available to conduct readings and literary events in Scotland are listed and searchable on the Scottish Book Trust database. The scheme aims to develop literacy and readers across Scotland, support Scottish writers at all stages of development in their craft and career and to develop audiences for literary events in Scotland.
The funding is available to individuals and organisations in every part of Scotland working in the following contexts: schools, libraries, hospitals, community centres and groups. Each host organisation can choose how they work with a writer – applications for sessions are accepted on a bi-annual basis through a simple online process. Their database of over 500 writers and inspirational case studies of successful events and projects can be accessed at http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/lls
A session lasts approximately an hour and organisations can apply for multiple sessions to form a project. From 1st April 2007 the fee for a session will increase to £150, the first increase for four years. Organisations will pay £75 + VAT per session they host with a writer. The remaining £75 per session will be paid by Scottish Book Trust, plus any travel, accommodation or subsistence costs incurred by the writer.
The next deadlines for 2007/2008 is Monday 1 October 2007 for sessions planned to take place between December 2007 and March 2008.Apply online at http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/lls
or contact Caitrin Armstrong for an application form. Tel: 0131 524 0166. E-mail: caitrin.Armstrong@scottishbooktrust.com