Upcoming Authors Live Events

Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning present:

World class children’s authors and illustrators brought directly to your classroom for free, live on the web. Below you will see details of our exciting new programme of Authors Live.

Resources will be available to download for free to support each event in the classroom. You can also be inspired by reading about how other teachers have made Authors Live a part of great cross-curricular projects!

Authors Live is a joint production between Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning and funded by Creative Scotland.

Lucy Hawking

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Lucy Hawking will be guiding us through the scientific theories behind each of her four George stories, including giving us a world-exclusive preview of her new book, George and the Unbreakable Code, written with her father, Professor Stephen Hawking.

When: Thursday 22 May 2014 @11am

Age: P4-7 (7-12yrs)

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More Than This with Patrick Ness

Described as the greatest young adult fiction writer of his generation and loved by teenage readers for his previous books Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls, Patrick will be talking about his latest stunning novel More Than This.

When: Thursday 12 June 2014 @ 11am

Age: S1-S4 12-16yrs

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Jon Klassen

Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen is coming to Authors Live to tell you some of his best and most mischievous stories including I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat and The Dark. Jon will also give viewers an insight into how he creates his stunning artwork for his award-winning picture books.

When: Thursday 11 September 2014 at 11am

Age: Nursery - P4 (ages 4-8)

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Malorie Blackman

Authors Live is proud to bring the inspirational Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, into your classroom.

Malorie will be discussing some of the issues that she has tackled in her work such as racism, Noughts and Crosses, war, Nobile Conflict and teenage pregnancy with Boys Don’t Cry and her latest book Heart Break Girl.

When: Thursday 2 October 2014 @ 11am

Age: S1-S4 (12-16yrs)

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The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games, with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games time.  The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding. www.glasgow2014.com/culture


Authors Live is a joint production between Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning and funded by Creative Scotland as part of the 2014 Cultural Programme.