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Funding Opportunity for Local Book Week Scotland Event

Local community groups are invited to host an author event during Book Week Scotland (13 – 19th November).

Book Week Scotland has opened applications for Pitch It!, which lets community groups, organisations or individuals pitch to host an event with a brilliant writer. We’ll provide up to £500 to help with event costs for the successful pitches, as well as tailored support to help make your event the best it can be.

This year’s Pitch It! line-up comprises:

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, for an event on Friday 17 November

Kiran Millwood Hargrave (credit Tom de Freston)

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling novelist writing for both children and adults. Her books include The Girl of Ink and Stars, Julia and the Shark and The Mercies. Kiran is particularly interested in events relating to the environment, conservation and nature

Nooruddean Choudry, for an event on Saturday 18 November

Nooruddean Choudry

Nooruddean Choudry, also known as @BeardedGenius, is best known for his football writing. His new book Inshallah United is a humorous look at faith, football and growing up in a working-class immigrant family.

Book Week Scotland (13–19 November 2023) is a week-long celebration of books and reading, with hundreds of events taking place online and in communities all over Scotland. This year’s theme is ‘adventure’.

The deadline to pitch your event by is Monday 25 September at midday, and further info and the application form can be foundat bookweekscotland.com.

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