We are thoroughly excited to finally bring you the final programme of The Saltire Society’s inaugural virtual literary festival ScotLitFest! Here are some of the newly confirmed authors…
Outlander author Diana Gabaldon will be joining us for a Twitter chat on the Friday about just how much Scotland has influenced her writing. (A fair amount we predict!)
William McIlvanney is sorely missed since his passing in December 2015. Thanks to CONNECTfilm we will be screening online, for free, Living With Words, a documentary that followed McIlvanney during early 2015. Following the screening The Saltire Society will be making McIlvanney’s pamphlet Dreaming Scotland, as part of the Saltire Series, available digitally, for free. It will be accompanied by companion piece Nevertheless by Allan Massie. We hope you’ll join us on the Saturday at 7pm to remember Willie and his work.
Val McDermid will be taking part in a Twitter discussion about the undeniable value of libraries and what we should be doing to support them further. CILIP will chair the discussion and will be accompanied by Stewart Bain, the voice behind the infamous Orkney Library Twitter account.
Janice Galloway will be joining us for an event in the Saltire Society offices on June 16th which will then be aired on YouTube on Sunday June 26th at 6pm.
Sara Sheridan will be taking part in the Collaborative Crime Creation along with Alex Gray, Douglas Lindsay, Michael J Malone, Neil Broadfoot, Mark Leggatt and many more.
Amy Liptrot will be joining Malachy Tallack and Kevin MacNeil for a discussion about the Scottish isles in Scottish literature.
Claire Askew and Theresa Munoz will join Ryan van Winkle for a Twitter chat about the Scottish poems and poets that changed their lives.
Pàdraig MacAoidh will take part in the Gaelic Twitter discussion with Alison Lang for #fèislitalba.
Mary Paulson-Ellis and Helen Sedgwick will be spotlighted as debut authors to look out for.
Our pitched events will features a Lit Mag Forum, featuring Gutter and more, and an event in support of Amnesty Scotland in defence of the Human Rights Act.
We hope you’ll join us for ScotLitFest over the weekend of June 24th – June 26th.
Don’t forget to register for free to receive the exclusive content we’ll be sending out during ScotLitFest.