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Writers aged over 40 invited to apply for national award

Scottish Book Trust has announced that the Next Chapter Award 2019 , to support a talented yet unpublished writer over the age of 40, has opened for applications. The Next Chapter Award supports an emerging writer for whom finding time and space to write has proved especially challenging...

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Top Authors Thrill Pupils at Free Glasgow Event

Top children’s authors and illustrators thrilled 2000 Scottish pupils at a celebration event in Glasgow yesterday.

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Read, Write, Count Gift Packs Announced

Bags include new content for 2018

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2018 Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Fellows Announced

Four Writers Awarded a Month-Long Residency in France

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Bring a Friend to Bookbug

Free events across Scotland for Bookbug Week 2018

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Nicola Davies visits Argyll & Bute, Highlands and Western Isles for 20th Anniversary of Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

The zoologist and children’s TV presenter-turned-author is touring rural schools in Scotland next week to discuss issues around conservation.

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Statement from Scottish Book Trust

Updated statement in relation to the sentencing of Karen McCormack 6 April 2018.

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Rebels Sought for 10th Anniversary of Writing Campaign

Public asked to submit stories for Scottish Book Trust anthology

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Reading Challenge Expanding

Evaluation shows positive impact on schools.

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Julia Donaldson Visits Libraries Across Scotland for 20th Anniversary of Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Tour dates are included in this release. If you are interested in an interview with Julia Donaldson or would like a reporter or photographer to attend one of the events please contact: or 0131 524 0184 2018 marks the 20 th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly...

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