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The Poetry Society, established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, is a membership organisation open to all. The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain today. Established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, the Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all.

The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) is the one organization supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational settings throughout the UK. NAWE's principal aims are: to promote and develop the educational ideals of writers and to make the benefits of their work available to a wider cross section of students; and to open up a dialogue between teachers, writers and organisers in order to develop those ideals.

The National Association for Literature Development (NALD) is the professional body for all involved in developing writers, readers and literature audiences. We exist so literature professionals can talk to each other through our newsletter, website and events. We value and pass on skills and knowledge through our professional development programme. We make the case for increased investment in literature development.

Writing Together (Booktrust) is a unique partnership of book and literature charities and official bodies. Booktrust hosts the project and The Poetry Society and the National Association of Writers in Education work with QCA, the national strategies, Arts Council England and the DfES. Writing Together aims to ensure that, during their life at school, every child encounters opportunities to work with professional writers who inspire them to write creatively.

The Scottish Book Trust is Scotlandís national agency for reading and writing, a unique organisation committed to the promotion or reading and books. Scottish Book Trust believes in the value of making every child a reading child, every adult a reading adults and every reader a lover of good books.

Live Literature Scotland (based at Scottish Book Trust) is a unique funding scheme which takes Scottish writers to every corner of Scottish society. They have an online database of writers, Words@Work, a professional development programme for writers and they support up to 1500 events a year in schools, libraries, hospitals and communities throughout Scotland. Live Literature Schools is a new initiative focusing on work in schools. See Scottish Book Trust for contact details.

Funding: for useful information on funding writers-in-schools events go to www.readingconnects.org.uk and click on 'funding'.