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  • Amongst authors and readers on Islay

    Recently, Islay held its sixth book festival. Our Live Literature funding has helped the festival to grow from the ground up, and Clare Rodgers, our Live Literature Co-ordinator, was in attendance to share the experience with the island community. I had the good fortune to find myself on beautiful...

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  • Invigorate teaching and learning with graphic novels!

    Want to try a new text? Engage reluctant readers? Promote active learning? Graphic novels might be your answer. In our new video resource, writers John and Sandra from Metaphrog discuss how graphic novels are composed, and examine the rich worlds contained within these texts. Educators are...

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  • The Science of Parenting (or is it?)

    Early years is a hot topic. We scatter broad terms like brain development, early intervention, and learning through play without explaining exactly what we mean. Of course brains develop – and they will do so because of their environment and interaction with the world. We never say how or why. We...

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  • Fat Writer in a Strange Land

    Don’t get me wrong. It is entirely brilliant when some kind soul pulls together a big list of writing competition deadlines and upcoming publication opportunities . The trouble is that magazines, anthologies and competitions are increasingly imposing themes. I scan down the columns of ever-...

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  • Save the Date

    On Monday October 3rd, our online book group Book Talk gets going, starting with a book discussion podcast featuring guests journalist Pauline McLean and librarian Rachel McCabe plus live twitter chat. They will be discussing The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai , so if you want to join in, the time to...

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  • Book Love

    If you're a book lover, Claire Stewart would strongly urge you to get a copy of The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, (a kidnap/roadtrip/offbeat adventure with book references galore, starring a librarian and a beleaguered wee boy). Preferably this week. Read on to find out why... What’s the best thing...

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