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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has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2017 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dream of becoming a published author.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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Audiobook Club Nights to Get Teens Hooked on Books

Audiobook Club Nights to Get Teens Hooked on Books Scottish Book Trust is set to launch a series of exciting new Audiobook Club Nights in venues across Scotland, to encourage teenagers to connect with books through the power of interpretive dance. Inspired by the success of the Silent Disco concept...

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New Writing Campaign to Uncover Scots’ Hidden Secrets

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people to write about a secret they would like to share or a confession they would like to make, with a selection of the best submissions to be published in a book. Secrets and Confessions will run from 30 March – 22 June...

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Scottish Schools Invited to Apply for Free Author Residency

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce a brand new pilot programme that will offer 6 schools in Scotland a fully-funded author-in-residence. The Live Literature School Residencies project will provide the successful schools with 10 sessions with an author at no cost, including time to plan...

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Scottish Book Trust Appoints Keir Bloomer as New Chair of Board

Keir Bloomer, one of the creators of Scotland’s National Curriculum has been announced as Scottish Book Trust’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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FAVOURITE SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2016 REVEALED

FAVOURITE SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2016 REVEALED as Winners of Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2016 Announced Simon Puttock, Ross MacKenzie and Danny Weston were today (2 March) announced as the winners of the 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Awards during a special ceremony at Glasgow’s Grand...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces 2016 /17 Bookbug Bag Books

Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce the books chosen for the 2016/17 Bookbug Bags. The Bookbug programme is managed by Scottish Book Trust but run in partnership with libraries, health professionals and nurseries. The programme benefits from sponsorship from children’s publishers and central...

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Perth Writer Receives a 2016 New Writers Award

Perth Writer Receives a 2016 New Writers Award An aspiring writer from Perth has come one step closer to having her work published, after being named as the recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016 . Jen Cooper (29) is one of 11 recipients of the coveted award, run by Scottish Book...

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Three Glasgow Writers Receive a 2016 New Writers Award

Three Glasgow Writers Receive a 2016 New Writers Award Three Glasgow-based writers have come one step closer to having their work published, after being named as the recipients of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016 . Iain Bain, Karyn Dougan and Karen Ashe are three of the 11 recipients of...

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