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BLITZ - Business of Literature Zones

BLITZ - Business of Literature Zones

In October 2018, Wigtown Festival Company embarked on a three-year project with partner organisations from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland and Iceland. "BLITZ - Business of Literature Zones" is funded under the EU's Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, and will explore new approaches to literary tourism. As part of the project, we will be working closely with Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust as they seek to make Dumfries a leading UK destination for those interested in children's literature. In 2019, we will also be launching a scheme offering financial and mentoring advice to small businesses in Dumfries & Galloway who want to develop new literary tourism products - for example, tours or residential courses. The project's central website will be launched shortly and we will link to it from this page when it is live, as well as updating on our progress.