Book lovers will be pleased to learn that Falkirk Community Trust's bid for Live Literature Funding has been granted through the Scottish Book Trust, allowing eighteen unique sessions rooted in reading and writing to be run between April and November this year.
The Scottish Book Trust are Scotland's national agency committed to the promotion of reading, writing and books, with links to the Live Literature Scotland scheme which offers unique funding promoting literature across the whole of Scotland. Live Literature funds over 1500 events a year in schools, libraries, writers groups, prisons, hospitals, community groups, and festivals across every corner of Scottish society. It takes Scottish writers, poets, playwrights and storytellers into the community, with the aim of bringing storytelling to life.
With a database of hundreds of authors, past events organised in Scotland with this funding include, playwriting in high schools, to writers' retreats, and poetry making, all facilitated by working Scottish writers.
Look out for further news as to the exciting sessions being developed with the funding, including which authors will be visiting the local area.