Miss our Friday morning email? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s what we had… #SCOTLITFEST officially kicks off today! For our first email to subscribers we thought we’d give you a little insight into the people who have made this virtual festival possible: The Saltire Society. As an initiative run by the Saltire Society as part … More Scot Lit Fest Friday email 2016: #ScotLitFest & The Saltire Society
Miss our Saturday morning subscriber email? Well, here’s what you missed out on… Dreaming Scotland and Nevertheless The Saltire Society have released digital versions of William McIlvanney’s Dreaming Scotland pamphlet, and Allan Massie’s Nevertheless, their dual visions of Scotland in the run up to 2014’s Independence referendum. Download your copies for free here. Five short … More Scot Lit Fest Saturday email 2016.
Miss our Sunday email? Worry not, here’s a recap of all the content you might have missed. Gavin Francis on the importance of libraries A must watch. We’ve also got some reading about libraries, from statistics to more on their importance. How to survive as a writer Ahead of our Writer Salon, author Alex Nye … More Scot Lit Fest Sunday email 2016.
We’re really looking forward to hosting our own Twitter chat on YA communities, so we thought we’d give you a rundown of some excellent gatherings both virtual and in person, for the YA fans out there. Virtual. #feminisminya As @helloiammariam, host of #feminisminya, will be chairing our event, it seems a great place to start. … More Speaking of YA communities…
We’ve been particularly excited about our debut showcase, bringing three great new books and authors to your attention. Here’s a little more on the books we’ve chosen. The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis (Mantle) When? 2-2.20pm, Sunday 26th June, Twitter, @mspaulsonellis. An old lady dies alone and unheeded in a cold Edinburgh flat, on … More A guide to our Debut Showcase.
Well, let us tell you. We’ll be handing #scotlitfest over to the Electric Bookshop for an hour on Sunday June 26th for an exploration of the world of books and reading. What do they do? Their events explore diverse and cutting-edge technologies, the latest ideas and debates, conductive ink, paper technology, storytelling and educational apps, … More What is the Electric Bookshop?
Earlier this year, we caught Alex Nye chatting to high school students about being an author at Yay!YA+, and with our events for writers and on lit mags, we thought it would be great to hear from her on some ins and outs of being a writer. How do you survive as a writer? With … More How to Survive as a Writer: Mountains and Icebergs
Ahead of our event Long Live Libraries with Val McDermid and Orkney Library’s Stewart Bain, we wanted to give you some reading to be prepared (it’s not like homework, honestly). Between people speaking out about their love of libraries, to discussions on the possibilities and roles of them, to hard statistics, we’ve got you covered. … More Long Live Libraries: Some Reading
While we’re looking forward to sharing our podcast with Vic Galloway and James Yorkston later today, we thought we’d give you some extra recommendations for after the Scot Lit Fest weekend to brighten up your work, walk or wherever you choose to listen. Book Talk Though the Scottish Book Trust has stopped Book Talk, they’re … More Looking for podcasts? Look no further.
With our weekend of events about to begin this afternoon, here’s a bit more on The Saltire Society, who are behind Scot Lit Fest, and how it came to be. Founded in 1936, The Saltire Society celebrates their 80th anniversary this year, and does so with a great programme across all that they do: literature, … More The Saltire Society and Scot Lit Fest