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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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  • 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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