BEE Books and Bloody Scotland, supported by British Council India and Scotland, Creative Scotland and Scottish Government, collaborated to launch Bridges Beyond Boundaries. As the name suggests, this project focuses on building bridges through literature beyond the physical borders and boundaries of countries.
As a part of the project, contemporary Scottish literature will be accesible to an Indian audience at a competitive price. In 2018, Scottish authors will be visiting India to participate in the Kolkata Literature Festival (Feb 6-13, 2018). This kind of collaboration will develop new platforms for Scottish writers and Bengali authors to work together.
Authors Val McDermid, Abir Mukherjee and Graeme Macrae Burnet will be visiting India, for the Kolkata Literature Festival.
Digital Writers’ Lab under Bridges Beyond Boundaries aims to familiarise the readers with not only the works of these authors but also their creators. Popular Bengali authors and bloggers will be in conversation on a given topic with their Scottish counterpart. Their stories and articles will be simultaneously published to show the similarity or diversity in their handling of a particular literary situation; thus, giving readers an insight into the working pattern of their favourite authors.
Writing contributions from readers to the website www.digitalwriterslab.in are welcome which could get published.
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