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Inclusive Stories Festival: Maya MacGregor and The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

Register to watch this inclusive online author event with Maya MacGregor. Part of Scottish Book Trust's Sensory Storytelling programme, funded by The Mohn Westlake Foundation

The many half-lived lives of Sam Sylvester and The evolving truth of ever-strong will book covers and Maya MacGregor author headshot

Join Maya for a live author event where they will be talking about how being autistic has influenced their life and work and of the unique strengths they've found working with their neurotype instead of constantly trying to mask their needs and autistic traits. If you or your students would like to ask Maya a question at the end of the talk, please email your student's name, school and the question for Maya to signe.rudovica@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

When: Tuesday 7 February, 10am

Who: Special and mainstream schools

Audience: S3 (age 13+). Please note our audience guidelines should be used as a rough guide only. 

Location: Online; we will send you a link to join the live event on Tuesday morning 

Cost: Free

Accessibility information: None

Deadline: Event videos will be available to watch on demand for those registered on the Scottish Book Trust website until Friday 3 March. You can still register to receive a link after the event happens on the 7 February.

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About the author

Maya MacGregor is a late-diagnosed autistic author who has written over twenty novels for adults and young adults. Since diagnosis, they have come to understand how to use their intense interests, hyperfocus, and attention to detail to build new worlds for readers as well as a fulfilling creative life. All of their books for young adults feature autistic characters at varying stages of the pre-diagnosis or post-diagnosis journey.