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  • High-Altitude Performance Poetry

    Where is the most unusual place you’ve been asked to read your work? I’ve heard of poets performing in some wacky venues: the top deck of a bus, the Glasgow subway, burlesque clubs, and haunted houses. Over the years, I’ve been known to shout verse from the middle of a field, from street corners...

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  • Parenting Across Scotland Essays

    When we talk about the early years, we have to inevitably consider the parents. If we can reach the parents, then we reach the children. But the job of the parent isn’t easy. And likewise, there seems to be a fair share of condemning headlines these days accusing parents about a lack of ability to...

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  • Is This Thing On?

    As a literary reader and occasional musician I have an understanding of electronic amplification and an increasing impatience with its ubiquity. It pains me that amplification has become the default. Readings and performances often take place in rooms too small to need electronic help. All that is...

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  • World Book Night party - If you book it, they will come

    As a librarian, you always like to see new people coming in to pick up a book. But how do you reach out to the community and draw them in? Anne Rinaldi saw an opportunity in World Book Night, and used our Live Literature Funding to bring her vision alive! I coordinate reader development for the...

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  • Multiscreening: The Death of the Traditional Novel?

    In a recent article for the Guardian , Ewan Morrison claimed that the technological advances of the e-reader and the digitisation of texts have so altered the way we read that the novel must adapt or risk becoming obsolete. He has coined the term ‘multiscreening’ to describe the way people now swap...

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  • Bob Pegg, the storyteller enlisted for the project

    Promoting diversity and equality through writing

    All Different, All Equal youth project (ADAE) was a Live Literature funded project organised by Roxana Meechan at Highland Council’s Youth Development Services. Working with young people from six Sutherland villages, the aim was to promote cultural diversity, tolerance & equality within their...

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