Scottish Books International has announced the launch of its new international programme, the Scottish Books Showcase: Year of Focus. The inaugural event will see four Scottish writers travel to Germany to present and promote their work at showcase and networking events.
Chitra Ramaswamy, James Robertson, Lisa Ballantyne, and Sara Sheridan will present and promote their work during two live reading and discussion events in Hamburg (19 June) and Berlin (20 June). They will be joined by Glasgow-based folk trio Assynt who will perform at both events. Three Scottish publishers/agents will also be included in the delegation with a view to networking/selling rights and promoting the work of their companies and writers: Sara Hunt (Saraband), Laura Jones (404 Ink), and Andrea Joyce (Joyce Literary Rights Agency).
The events are organised in conjunction with the Scottish Government Office in Berlin, Germany.
Hamburg, 19 June: 17.00 – 21.00, Grüner Jäger, Neuer Pferdemarkt 36, 20359 Hamburg
Berlin, 20 June: 17.00 – 21.00, Haus für Poesie, Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei), 10435 Berlin
Find out more about the programme here. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
From left to right: Chitra Ramaswamy, James Robertson, Lisa Ballantyne, and Sara Sheridan