What's Your Treasure?
This morning, we collected together a selection of prized possessions from our staff members to celebrate the launch of our new writing campaign, Treasures. We filled an antique treasure chest to the brim with baby blankets and football strips, tarot cards and roller skates and then asked a few of our favourite authors to add their items to the pile too!
For Mairi Hedderwick, it is the teddy bear that inspired the famous ‘Tiresome Ted’, for Richard Holloway, it’s a painting gifted from a unlikely house guest and for Denise Mina it is her granny’s tea caddy. You can read their stories and see what makes these items special here!
But what about you? Do you have an object you will always treasure? If so, we want to hear about it!
It could be something from your childhood, or just from yesterday. It doesn’t matter where it came from or how it got to you, if it cost the moon or was cheap-as-chips, as long as it matters to you.
Tell us the story of your treasure, of how it became special, and it could be published in a special book for Book Week Scotland 2013.
You can write in any form you like, from a poem to a song, to a story, to a diary entry, we don’t mind! All we is ask is that you submit it before 31st July 2012 and that it’s less than 1000 words in length. For full terms and conditions and to submit your story, click here.
If you are having trouble getting started, we are running a series of totally FREE writing workshops up and down the country with writers including Beatrice Colin, Ewan Morrison, Des Dillon and Catriona Lexy Campbell! Click here to see when they’ll be on in your area.
So what are you waiting for? Get writing and tell us about your treasure...