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05 December 2021

Working Internationally: Book Festivals and Organisations

28 October 2021

When: Thursday 28 October 2021 from 17:30 to 18:30
Format: Online and Free

Aimed at literary organisations and book festivals, this free event is organised by Scottish Books International in partnership with Literature Alliance Scotland.

Whilst rooted in Scotland, our rich literary sector makes connections across the world in many ways. But taking your work outside of Scotland can be daunting: how do you go about connecting with international audiences and making the most of the resources available to you? Organised by Scottish Books International in partnership with Literature Alliance Scotland, our new Working Internationally events bring together experienced authors and industry professionals to demystify some of the ways in which organisations, festivals, publishers, and writers can work internationally.

The first event in the series will discuss ways to grow your international presence as a literary organisation or book festival.

In conversation with Vikki Reilly (Publishing Scotland), Sophie Moxon (Executive Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival), Alison Bowden (Director, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust), and Ryan Van Winkle (author and producer) will share their expertise on making connections beyond Scotland, collaborating with other organisations and producers, and attracting audiences from across the world. Tune in on 6 October and explore ways to take your work to the next - international - level.

Watch the recording on YouTube.


About Scottish Books International

Co-owned by Publishing Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scottish Books International works on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland and is dedicated to the international promotion of Scottish books, writers, festivals and organisations. You can find out more on our website and follow us on Twitter @ScotBooksInt.


About Literature Alliance Scotland

Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is a membership organisation committed to advancing the interests of Scotland's literature and languages at home and abroad. As Scotland's largest literary network, they bring together writers, publishers, educators, librarians, literature organisations and national cultural bodies, to create a strong, trusted collective voice for literature and languages, which are celebrated locally, nationally and internationally.