10 Things You Should Know About LLF
- Over one thousand author events take place across Scotland each Live Literature year
- Our Live Literature database includes not only writers but storytellers, illustrators, graphic novelists, poets and playwrights as well!
- Bring books and stories alive - nothing creates excitement about reading and writing quite like having an author to visit
- Author events can take place anywhere – on the seashore, in a classroom, in a forest, in a nursing home, at your book group, in the local hospital... the choice is yours
- Events in schools can work across the curriculum – team up with another department to give your project maximum impact
- We fully fund all author expenses so an author can travel up to the Islands or down to the Borders for no extra cost to your project
- Collective applications work wonders – partner with other organisations in your Local Authority and put in a collective bid for funding
- Host your own writing residencies – invite one author across several weeks to work with community group or class
- Live Literature has helped fund some of the well-known literary events in Scotland such as The West End Festival in Glasgow
- Gain press coverage for your event: we can provide advice about publicising your event through local press and social media and advertise your public events to SBT’s followers on Twitter and Facebook
Are you a writer interested in delivering Live Literature events? Information on joining the database can be found here.
Advice on Running Events