Scotland’s thriving literary industry will be the focus of the latest ‘INNOVATETHENATION’ event to be held at the Wigtown Book Festival in Dumfries & Galloway tomorrow.

Organised by VisitScotland Business Events, INNOVATETHENATION is an established series of talks, which bring together industry experts and influencers in a series of engaging events held throughout Scotland.

Building on previous successful events around such diverse themes as Robotics, Film and Technology, INNOVATELITERATURE will focus on the pioneering ways in which the industry is adapting to the new digital age, and will engage with ambassadors from the Scottish literary industry to work together in attracting Business Events to come to Scotland.

The event – the seventh talk in the INNOVATETHENATION series – will also explore how Scotland’s creative institutions lead the way in cultivating the next generation of writers, publishers and illustrators who collectively promote the creative scene through their inventive and original work.

Guest speakers at INNOVATELITERATURE include Laura Jones, co-founder of new and alternative independent publisher 404 Ink, Jessica Fox, writer and co-owner of Openbook in Wigtown and Amina Shah, director of programme for the Scottish Book Trust.

The session will be chaired by Fiona MacKinnon, Business Development Manager for VisitScotland Business Events and Jenni Steele, VisitScotland’s Creative Industries Manager.

Fiona MacKinnon said: “When Business Events in the field of Literature are held in Scotland, not only do we welcome international delegates from far and wide, but we also shine a light on the incredible work being done collaboratively with writers, publishers, Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust, and other literary bodies in Scotland.

“Such events offer opportunities for inward investment and strengthen our position as a centre of excellence on the global stage. We want to ensure that Scotland remains prominent on an international level in the field of Literature, further benefitting the industry for years to come.”

For more on the INNOVATETHENATION programme, click here.