Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

Gill Arbuthnott in EA!

Dracula Detectives – Fangs for the Fun! We were delighted to welcome author and science writer Gill Arbuthnott to school on Wednesday 15 November. She worked with all of S1 in the library during three exciting and innovative workshops. In fun and interactive sessions, pupils discovered how infectious diseases are spread, using the scenario of …

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Author Gill Arbuthnott Visits EA

Dracula Detectives – Fangs for the Fun! Author Gill Arbuthnott will be in the library on Wednesday 15 November, to deliver three incredibly exciting and innovative science workshops to all of our S1 cohort. Pupils will discover who in their class is a vampire and, ultimately, who in their class is Dracula. We are all …

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Lin Anderson – Author Visit

Author Visit – Lin Anderson On Monday 25 September, we welcomed author Lin Anderson to the library, when she worked with two Higher English classes. Lin talked to the pupils about the Structure of Story and left notes on writing a crime story. Big Thanks to Scottish Book Trust and its Live Literature Funding for …

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Lin Anderson – Tartan Noir author in EA!

On Monday 25 September, we welcome author Lin Anderson to the school library, when she will talk to two Higher English classes. Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels, and for her part in founding the annual ‘Bloody Scotland’ crime writing festival. Lin …

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Author Visit – Claire McFall – Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 Winner

 in School We are delighted to welcome the winner of the inaugural Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017, Claire McFall, to school onThursday, the 16th of March. Claire has already been named as one of the most influential writers of teen fiction in Scotland and is the author of three novels. Her most recent novel, Black …

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Vanessa Altin Visit

Vanessa Altin, Journalist and Author  In school on Wednesday 8 February Vanessa Altin, journalist and author of The Pomegranate Tree about the Syrian conflict, WOWED us all in Elgin Academy on Wednesday 8 February. In the Morning – two sessions Vanessa spoke to all of our S3 cohort in the morning, followed by a session …

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Vanessa Altin, who has written her first book The Pomegranate Tree about the Syrian conflict. The Pomegranate Tree, is a book shedding light on the plight of youngsters affected by the Syria conflict. Vanessa Altin and her family divide their time between England, where she has lived for 50 years, and Turkey where her Kurdish …

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Book Week Scotland – Sara Sheridan visit

On Monday 21 November, we welcomed Sara Sheridan to the school library, to work with S4 girls and this was a great session, aimed at encouraging confidence though literacy. Our aim now is to set up an Elgin Academy lunchtime writing and reading group called Girls Aloud. The girls enjoyed meeting Sara and chatting to …

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Jakie Kay – National Poet of Scotland

Keith Gray Visit

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