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Literature Working Group Policy

DescriptionReport by the Literature Working Group
ISBN
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 17, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9250 8 (Web only publication)

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There are forty-three poets here travelling in a ferry
Designed to carry six passengers safely across the river;
One cannot help wondering whether this administration
Is as sympathetic to literature as it claims to be.

Frank Kuppner, A Bad Day for the Sung Dynasty

Contents

Introduction

1. WRITERS:
Scottish Academy of Literature
Funding and support
Application forms
Application assessment
Writers' centres
Live Literature scheme
Literary magazines

2. READERSHIP:
Literature Development Officers

Publishing:
Funding
Investment model
Marketing
Electronic publishing and digitisation
e-books

Public Libraries:
Funding, selection and procurement

National Library of Scotland:
Writers' museum

Bookshops:
Government-funded agencies:
VisitScotland and Historic Scotland
Publishing within the Public Sector

Education:
Exam system
School libraries
Glow

Promotion:
Book festivals
Prizes and awards
International promotion
e-portal for Scottish Literature
Translation
BBC and other media

Literature in Scots
Background
Scots publishing
Scots in Education
Institute for Scots language
Theatre for Scots work

Literature in Gaelic:
Gaelic Books Council
e-books
translation
libraries
sponsorship

3.INFRASTRUCTURE:
Literature Forum for Scotland
Literature Department
Publishing Scotland
Edinburgh UNESCO World City of Literature
ASLS
Itchy Coo

Summary of recommendations

Contributors and advisers