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Six Schools in Scotland to Receive Free Author Residency

Six schools in Scotland will receive free author residencies as part of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature School Residency Programme taking place in 2016-17. The schools will receive 10 residency sessions carried out by an author from the Scottish Book Trust’s author database; a catalogue that...

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BOOKBUG PICTURE BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST REVEALED

INAUGURAL BOOKBUG PICTURE BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST REVEALED Every P1 in Scotland gets a free copy of the shortlisted books #BookbugPrize Authors Ross Collins, Alison Murray and Nick Sharratt have made it onto the shortlist for the very first Bookbug Picture Book Prize . The prize, set up to celebrate...

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New Award to Recognise Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature

Scottish Book Trust is today (Wednesday 10 August) delighted to announce the creation of a brand new award intended to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to Scottish children’s literature. The Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award, sponsored by Browns Books...

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New Website Launched for Scotland’s Creative Teens

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the very first website to provide free creative writing support to all teenage writers and illustrators in Scotland. www.thestoryis.co.uk will champion, showcase and encourage teenage creative efforts in literature, whatever form these...

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Graphic Novel Marks New Chapter in Tackling Sectarianism

Assisting in the Development of Walk the Walk Found to Have Impacted Young Adults' Attitudes to Sectarian Behaviour A graphic novel aimed at educating young people about the consequences of sectarian behavior, 3000 free copies of which were sent to adult learning groups across Scotland last year,...

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Bookbug Week 2016: 16th - 22nd May

On the first day of Bookbug Week 2016, Monday 16 May, Catriona Wallace, Head of Early Years at Scottish Book Trust, has called upon all parents and carers in Scotland to share stories and songs from around the world with their children. Now in its sixth year, Bookbug Week will see thousands of...

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Scottish Book Trust Maps Out Plans for Bookbug Week 2016

Bookbug Week, an annual celebration of Scotland’s national book gifting programme, will take place between 16 and 22 May, with hundreds of free events for children and babies held across the country. This year’s theme is Around the World with Bookbug, an international theme that will inspire children and adults to explore songs and rhymes from around the globe.

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Scots Teens Encouraged to Book Place at Free Writing Conference

Scottish Book Trust today invites teenagers across Scotland to a free creative writing conference to be held on Sat 11 and Sun 12 June in Glasgow. The conference, entitled StoryCon, is part of What’s Your Story? a national Young Writers Programme funded by Creative Scotland through Time To Shine ,...

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2016 Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Fellows Announced

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships , involving a month-long writing residency in France, have been awarded to author Lucy Ribchester, journalist and non-fiction writer Claire Prentice, poet and performer Rachel McCrum and poet Stewart...

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Authors of Tomorrow Sought by Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2017 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dream of becoming a published author. The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in...

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