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  • The Politics of Verbatim Theatre

    Demos, a new piece of verbatim theatre by Tim Price, is part of the Traverse Theatre's Write Here festival, celebrating new writing. Inspired by the Occupy Movement, the play is written for a cast of over 50, with the audience playing a key role. Verbatim theatre constructs plays from interviews...

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  • Changing a Changing World

    Last week I blogged about the writer/reader relationship from a personal point of view. We certainly live in interesting times and things are changing throughout the industry that effect writers not only individually but as a whole profession. Never since the introduction of the Gutenberg press has...

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  • Script Frenzy: A Euphoric Beginning...

    Most writers have a tricky relationship with deadlines. Some take comfort in routine and restriction while others can’t fathom being forced to do something before they're ready. I sit somewhere awkwardly between the two. In my university days, my work ethic was precarious. Some assignments would be...

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  • Teenagers and reading

    Why do books like The Hunger Games appeal so strongly to teens? And does it really matter whether they're reading a novel or a newspaper? Recently, Chris Leslie of Scottish Book Trust heard children's author Nicola Morgan address these points in a keynote speech at the National Literacy Network...

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  • Metaphrog working with pupils from Kaimes on their illustrations

    Using graphic novels in special needs settings

    Want to enthuse your learners with a new way to express themselves? Creating comics can generate some inspiring results, as John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs from Metaphrog explain below. In March 2012 we went to spend a whole day at Kaimes school in Edinburgh to talk to some of the pupils and...

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  • Just between us...

    In this two-part blog, historical novelist and mystery writer Sara Sheridan explores the changing relationship between writers and their readers. In the good old days it was simple – writers wrote books and retreated, in an air of mystery, to their studies (academics), boudoirs (romantic novelists...

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