A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland

Literature Talks

In our new two-year programme of work, Turning the Next Page: future proofing the sector to 2020 and beyond, we aim to raise the volume of the sector louder than ever before.

Our Literature Talks series forms an important part of this. We’ll commission six pieces across two years from leading writers and literature producers in Scotland, reflecting on the literary landscape in Scotland today.

Each piece will form the focus and provocation for an advocacy campaign to start a conversation with the wider literary community online, driven by our Twitter channel and using the hashtag #LiteratureTalks.

We’re delighted to launch our first commission by Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin on Libraries – The Magic Portal.

Listen to BBC Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show with Grant Stott on Thursday 9 May from 3pm as Theresa talks about her piece and the importance of libraries with LAS Chair Peggy Hughes.

The Literature Talks series is linked to a Year of Conversation 2019, a collaborative project designed to celebrate, initiate and explore conversation in all our lives.