Pitch It! at Book Week Scotland

Design and pitch your own rebellious, swashbuckling, singing event for Book Week Scotland, featuring one of our all-star writers. We are looking for interesting and creative events that fit our ‘rebel’ theme and we want to bring these authors to your area and your community. If you can think it, Pitch It! You’re in control.

Chose from:

Joanne Harris, available 19 November
(Venue must hold 70 – 200 people):
Joanne Harris is an author of novels, novellas and cookbooks, best known for her 1999 book Chocolat.  She will be coming to Scotland to talk about her new book Blue Salt Road, the perfect autumn and Christmas read, this combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella, stunningly illustrated by Bonnie Hawkins, with a beautiful cover by Sue Gent.

Beerjacket, available 20 November (Evening):
Alt-folk musician and author Beerjacket (Peter Kelly) is soon to release Silver Cords, his most ambitious project to date. More than just a new Beerjacket album, accompanying the songs is a beautiful hardback collection of twelve dreamlike short stories, intertwined with the music

Sam Conniff Allende, available November 21 (Evening) or November 22 (Daytime):
Professional public speaker, marketing consultant and author of lifestyle book Be More Pirate, Sam Coniffe Allende harnesses the wisdom of rebels, pirates and world changers and teaches you how to take on the world and win.

Akala, available November 25th:
Mobo Award-winning musician, outspoken political commentator and author of Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala educates and invigorates with personal, informative essays, poetry and music.

Before you begin, please consider the following questions:

 - What is your event going to be?

- When and where will it take place?

- Who will attend your event?

- How much will your event cost?

- How can we help you run your event?

You can pitch for more than one author, but must do so using seperate applications.

Please note, Book Week Scotland is from the 19th - the 25th of November 2018. Your event must take place during the specified dates and times for each author. Only one event per author will be selected. 

If successful, Scottish Book Trust will provide up to £500 to help with event costs, as well as tailored support to help make your event the best it can be. Please make clear what is and is not to be taken from the Scottish Book Trust budget in your submission.

Successful candidates will receive confirmation on the 26th of October.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact nyla.ahmad@scottishbooktrust.com