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The Colour of Hope with Ross MacKenzie (in-person events)

Bring award-winning author Ross MacKenzie to your school!

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An unmissable event for your pupils to meet Ross MacKenzie, award-winning author of magical adventure stories, The Colour of Hope, Evernight and The Nowhere Emporium.

Ross will be talking about his latest book, The Colour of Hope, a powerful adventure of a world purged of colour by an evil Emperor and the remarkable girl who might just be able to restore light and brightness to a drab, grey empire.

The idea for this book came to Ross during lockdown when a lot of simple pleasures disappeared. The dark, colourless world he was experiencing in real life focussed the concept of this new story in his imagination. The story looks at themes of friendship, loss, betrayal and bravery, but at its very heart is hope.

Hear how Ross creates his immensely likeable characters and vivid fantasy worlds.

There will be time at the end for pupils to ask Ross their burning questions.

Find out more about Ross MacKenzie(this will open in a new window)

When: Monday 20–Tuesday 21 June 2022

Who: Primary and Secondary schools

Where: Your school (Perth and Kinross)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P6–S1 (ages 9–12). Older or younger audiences may apply.

Audience size: Large audiences in school halls and auditoriums. Smaller groups are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Wednesday 8 June, 12 noon

These in-person events are for schools based in Perth and Kinross. Schools across Scotland can apply for Ross Mackenzie's virtual event and tune in from their classroom.

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