Exploring the post-pandemic landscape of Scottish Literary Festivals. Where Do We Go From Here?

Scotland’s Book & Literature Festivals have an international reputation for excellence and provide year-round opportunities for readers to meet their favourite authors and discover new voices. They also play a key role in networking authors, publishers, literary agents and programmer, run specialised programmes for schools and other partners, and are the starting point for our next generations of writers to be inspired, connected and welcomed. When the COVID-19 crisis hit in 2020, these festivals had to pivot to digital and adapt their ways of working at speed, finding new ways to reach audiences, support authors and retain sponsors.

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