GLOW MEET Literacy and English Write at Home…

GLOW MEET: Literacy and English: Write at Home

Date: 21st of June

Time: 3pm to 4pm

Topic: The Write at Home project. The speaker will be Debbie Gardner of Garnock Academy who was involved in Write at Home (a project assisting writing across all sectors) when she was a teacher at Greenwood Academy. She is now doing some very interesting work with parents using Glow as well as transitions and moderation, all of which she will speak about and answer questions on.

Log into Glow and follow the links to the Literacy and English pages to take part.

Scottish Book Trust has just opened applications for…

Scottish Book Trust has just opened applications for the 2011 Young Writers Awards. They’re looking for three teenagers to be mentored by an established teen author between October 2011 and February 2012. They will meet with their mentor, and each other, five times over the six month period, develop their creative writing, meet agents and writers and visit a top London publisher.

This is a superb opportunity and is completely free. Scottish Book Trust will cover the travel costs to and from the mentoring sessions which will take place in Edinburgh on Saturdays.

Application deadline is Wednesday 31st August 2011. Further details and how to apply online, contact

White Ribbon Curry Night The Quay New Street…

White Ribbon Curry Night

The Quay, New Street, Fisherrow Harbour
Musselburgh. Thursday 19th May at 7pm
Featuring special guest speakers:Jim Leishman and David Hayman

Ticket includes:
• Free drink on arrival!
• Full Curry Buffet!
• A chance to play your part in ending violence against women!

Tickets are available at The Quay Restaurant in Musselburgh
call 0131 665 1066 or email

Organised in partnership by ‘End It’, East Lothian Diversity Network and
the White Ribbon Scotland campaign,

Pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against
women. Visit to read more

Winter Events – Update from the Scottish Book Trust

It’s snow laughing matter all these school closures, road closures and runny noses but once the snow has gone away and the first-footers have left we want to begin 2011 as we mean to go on: with an outstanding programme of free author events for your pupils to enjoy.
To apply for places at one of these fabulous events please follow the links by clicking on the authors name and then the on-screen instructions, alternatively visit You are very welcome to apply for as many of these events as you wish.
P.C. Cast – Awakened
Kick off the new year with the High Priestess of paranormal romance, bestselling American author P.C. Cast and the newest instalment of the House of Night Series, Awakened.
Date: Thursday 13th January 2011 @10.30am
Venue: Scottish Book Trust
Age suitable: S1-4
Hazel Allan – Bree McReady and the Flames of Ireneus
Hazel will be talking about her latest explosive and action-packed adventure, the follow-up to 2009’s excellent Bree McReady and the Half-Heart Locket, for the first time in 2011.
Date: Monday 17th January 2011 @11am
Venue: Scottish Book Trust
Age suitable: P4-7
Jacqueline Wilson – Authors Live
Tune-in to watch as the 2005-07 Children’s Laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson becomes the sixth world class author to take part in Authors Live. This event will be streamed live over the internet and is completely free for you to watch.
Date: Thursday 27th January @11am
Venue: Your classroom
Age Suitable: P5- S2
Cat Clarke – Entangled
Be among the first to have literary sensation Cat Clarke in your school. Cat’s debut novel, Entangled, is powerful, hard-hitting and emotional and will be loved by fans of gritty realism as well as those who love Twilight.
Date: Wednesday 2nd February 2011 am & pm
Venue: Your School
Age suitable: S2-4
Royal Mail Awards Ceremony
Roll up, roll up! Join us in Glasgow to celebrate the Royal Mail Awards with your reading group or class and watch as we unveil the winners as voted for by your pupils.
Date: Tuesday 22nd February 2011 @1.30pm
Venue: Tramway Theatre, Glasgow
Age Suitable: P1-S4