Earlier this year we sent five Scottish writers on epic journeys across the Americas, each one travelling with a local writer. Harry Giles crossed Canada with Métis author Katherena Vermette; Jenni Fagan travelled from the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley with Chicago-based Bonnie Jo Campbell; Malachy Tallack journeyed from Fargo to Tennessee with Dakota novelist Jennifer Haigh; Stef Smith voyaged the length of Mexico with leading playwright Ximena Escalante; and Kevin MacNeil toured Argentina with Buenos Aires-based writer Mariana Enriquez. They have each returned with a clutch of fascinating material and, in a series of events, will tell us what they saw and heard, relating stories about the state of the Americas today. Supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. With thanks to the British Council.