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  • African Literature: The Ones to Watch

    This month, the Book Talk focus has been 'Lyrics Alley', a novel by the Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela set in 1950's Sudan and Egypt. One of her short stories was recently featured in 'The Granta Book of the African Short Story' alongside a selection of the new guard of writers from all over Africa...

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  • The End of the Beginning

    So that’s it, the end of NaNoWriMo for another year. Perhaps you didn’t manage to complete the entire draft. That’s okay, not all writers can do quantity over quality . Maybe you just need a bit more time to process things. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But what if you have managed to get that...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Victory is Nigh!

    Maybe that draft is nearing completion, or maybe not. Maybe you are feeling elated by your incredible achievement over the last month, or maybe you feel worn out. Either way the end is now in sight. So it’s time to wind down now, right? Wrong! This is the time to really show the world what you’re...

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  • NaNoWriMo: At Breaking Point?

    Now that NaNoWriMo is almost over, you might have given up early, or be at the stage of throwing in the towel. Get yourself back on it! There are only two more days! Who knows when you will be able to set this time aside again? You will need some serious encouragement, some soul food, a visit from...

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  • Read it again!

    No matter how many book choices presented to them, some children constantly request the same book. Their favourite phrase is, ‘again’. Even if you’ve just finished a book, they’re desperate to hear it again. And chances are, it’s the same book they’ll be looking for tomorrow. In the mind of the...

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  • Pupils in James Young High School library

    Helping autistic pupils to use the library

    This week, school librarian Kateri Wilson describes how she helped autistic pupils to engage with the library at James Young High School, West Lothian. How do you encourage autistic pupils to use the library and gain information handling skills when they can’t yet cope with mainstream lessons? At...

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