Join comedian and debut author Rosie Jones for an entertaining event about her laugh-out-loud new book, The Amazing Edie Eckhart. The event will be available to watch online for those registered from Thursday 20 January as part of the Inclusive Stories festival.
Join Rosie in this event as she shares what inspired her to write the uplifting and unique story of The Amazing Edie Eckhart. Rosie will share an exclusive reading and share her top tips for writing. You'll hear about Edie's experience starting secondary school and navigating the perils of the first term – Edie has Cerebral palsy and is thrown straight into school life as she auditions for the lead role in the school play. This event will inspire children to start writing their own stories from their own experiences.
When: Thursday 20 January
Who: Special and mainstream schools
Audience: P5+ (ages 8+). Please note our audience guidelines should be used as a rough guide only. We encourage you to share events with pupils of all ages and stages if you think they'd enjoy taking part!
Location: Online (we will send you a link to watch the video)
Accessibility information: Videos will be captioned
Deadline: Event videos will be available to watch on demand for those registered on the Scottish Book Trust website until Friday 18 February. You can still register to receive a link after the event launches on Thursday 20 January.
About Rosie Jones
Rosie Jones is a British stand-up comedian, actor and scriptwriter who has written for many TV panel shows and sitcoms. She has always longed to be a children's writer and is inspired by her own experiences of navigating school with Cerebral palsy. Rosie says 'I never came across a character who was brilliant, funny, flawed and just happened to have a disability... It is so important for children to know that being a little bit wobbly or "different" doesn't stop someone from achieving greatness!'