Writer In Prison Blog

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Tips to encourage writing in school

Library assistant Chris Kelso has a fantastic track record of getting pupils to engage with creative writing, paying close attention to their individual needs and coming up with strategies to motivate writers of all abilities. Check out this blog post for some top tips from Chris!

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Seven Teenagers Chosen to Shape Youth Writing Conference

For Immediate Release Seven Teenagers Chosen to Shape Youth Writing Conference Scottish Book Trust has today (Friday March 24) announced the names of the seven teenage writers and illustrators who have been recruited to steer the nationwide What’s Your Story ? programme aimed at helping to increase...

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Polly Clark

Polly Clark's Top 7 Books with Heroines on the Edge

On release day of the much anticipated Larchfield, we hear from author Polly Clark about some of her favourite novels concerned with women on the edge...

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Measuring the Impact of Bookbug: Attitudes to Reading

Dr Emma Davidson shares some key messages from the Bookbug Impact Study.

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Hooray! Hooray! It’s Storytelling Day!

Hooray! Hooray! It’s Storytelling Day!

For World Storytelling Day we asked storyteller Renita Boyle to tell us what she loves about telling stories and what they can do for you!

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My top 5 Sherlock Holmes stories

Robert J. Harris is the author of the fantastic new Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries. Given his love for all things Holmes, we thought we'd ask him for his top five tales featuring the great detective!

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Using Radiohead Lyrics to Discuss Consumerism in Class

Consumerism, advertising and their effect on mental health is something we really need to talk about with teenagers. In this blog post, find out how some Radiohed lyrics and a short story called 'Jumper' by Garrett Adams can be used as a springboard for some highly worthwhile discussions.

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Five Things: Having Fun with Historical Fiction

Author Alex Nye shares some of the lessons she learned during the process of writing her new historical novel, For My Sins.

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Shelf Life: Turn Over a New Page

As Spring is making its way tentatively into 2017, it's time to clean up your shelves and get some new reads on the go! Here are some suggestions to shake up your shelves this Spring.

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Five Kate Greenaway Medal Winners to Look for at Your Library

Kate Greenaway Medal judge for Scotland, Jennifer Horan, chooses her favourite winners of past years

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