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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Edward Ross and Rockstar North

Applications for this event are now closed.

Applications for this event are now closed.

In this event, Edward Ross will discuss his love for drawing and gaming, which inspired Gamish, a lovingly illustrated graphic novel that explores what makes games so special, why we love to play them, and how games shape the world we live in.

We're thrilled to also be joined by Hugh Lowry from Rockstar North, an Edinburgh-based video game developer that has created some of the most successful video games in the world. Hugh has over 14 years of experience working in the games industry (working on games including Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2). Currently, he works as Lead Audio Programmer at Rockstar North.

This event is an excellent opportunity for pupils to learn more about what it's like to work in the games industry. There will also be a chance for pupils to ask Edward and Hugh all their burning questions about writing, gaming and jobs in the industry.

Live virtual events will go ahead with a limited schools audience. We'll then share a recording of the event on our website to watch on demand. Applications are open to anyone who wants to join live.

Find out more about Edward Ross(this will open in a new window) and Rockstar North(this will open in a new window)

When: Thursday 27 January 2022

Who: Secondary schools

Platform (digital event): Microsoft Teams

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: S1–6 (ages 12–18)

Deadline: Thursday 20 January, 12 noon

To take part in a digital event, please make sure you have access to:

1. Large screen with ability to receive video calls including speakers and microphone

2. High speed internet to accommodate video streaming

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)