The programme will offer 10 schools, early years or nurseries in Scotland a fully-funded author-in-residence. Each residency will contain 12 sessions carried out by one author from our database. The database includes over 700 professional writers, poets, playwrights, spoken word artists, illustrators, graphic novelists, screenwriters and storytellers. Residencies should inspire a love of creative writing and reading. The next deadline date for applications is 23 May 2018.