Spot-lit: Putting Literary Tourism On The Map

There are many places that are rich in Literary heritage, and there is an appetite for those interested in the literary arts
to visit those places to experience, learn and share in their passion. Literary Tourism is when a reader becomes a tourist,
and a tourist becomes a reader a visitor that is led by their desire to experience more of what
the place has to offer in relation to their love of the written word. The Literary Heritage of a place is not purely the sum of its literary history… It is the shared expression of that community’s tradition and values, as voiced through writing and storytelling, and how it exists within the collective imagination. These places, communities, landscapes, traditions, myths and legends all shape the Literary Heritage of a region. The Northern Periphery and Arctic region is home to many
world-class literary icons and landscapes. This area is particularly rich in Literary Heritage and is ripe
for the development of Literary Tourism. To support and grow the Literary Tourism sector in a meaningful way, Spot-lit is a focussed programme that will put Literary Tourism firmly on the map. Activations Will Include: 4 Literary Tourism Models 40 Literary Tourism Organisations engaged 12 Support Workshops 1 Literary Tourism Industry Cluster 20 New Products and Services A Digital App And a Literary Tourism Network Do you want to grow a literary tourism business? We invite you to get involved with Spot-lit. Your participation is vital to the success of this ambitious and vibrant program. For more visit

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