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Literature and Publishing

Maisie Chan reflects on her year as the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow 2020

As we await the appointment of our 2021 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow, it is a good opportunity to hear about some of the amazing work produced by our 2020 Fellow, children’s author Maisie Chan.

Northwords Now

The newly launched website of the literary publication Northwords Now allows access to read (and now hear) prose and poetry in English, Scots and Gaelic and to writing that reflects lives and experiences in the North of Scotland.

Author Helen Sedgwick on her writing career and the Open Fund

Video: Through support from the Open Fund, author Helen Sedgwick embarks on a new literary challenge, drawing inspiration from her physics background.

Artists bring new perspectives to the life and work of Edwin Morgan

It's Edwin Morgan's centenary this year, and the Edwin Morgan Trust is celebrating the poet and LGBTQ+ activist with a programme of activity that invites artists to bring new and diverse perspectives to his life and work.

Submit Your Future Stories to the Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust's 'Your Stories' is a national campaign that gathers real life stories from members of the public. We spoke to Head of Reading Communities Programmes, Philippa Cochrane, about the journey the campaign has been on.

This year at StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

The annual StAnza Festival transforms St Andrews into a celebration of poetry in all its forms. StAnza Festival Director Eleanor Livingstone tells us more.

Remembering Alasdair Gray

Mairi Kidd, Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland, reflects on the life and work of Alasdair Gray.

Thinking about status and value: a visit to Children's Books Ireland and a Scottish children's literature opportunity

Our Head of Literature, Mairi Kidd, reflects on a visit to Children's Books International.

Bloody Scotland 2019

Authors and board members of Bloody Scotland 2019, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, tell us what they are most looking forward to about this year's events.

When publishers meet producers: Connecting Scottish literature and screen

Synchronicity Films' Claire Mundell, Canongate's Francis Bickmore and Creative Scotland's Alan Bett explore the key takeaways from our event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, connecting professionals working in literature and film and TV.