Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

Equal Everyday Sexism Group – Staff Meeting and Kirsty Logan – 5 & 6 December 2019

Sarah, Jolie & Morven from the S6 Equal Everyday Sexism group delivered a presentation all about their project to the school’s staff at ameeting on Thursday 5 December. There was a survey for staff to complete too. This project & the pupils’ fabulous work are a result of our trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival …

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Author Visit Kirsty Logan 5 December 2019

On Thursday 5 December, in the library, we welcomed our guest, award-winning writer Kirsty Logan. This was a wonderful writing workshop with Kirsty Logan and unleashed creativity! Higher English pupils talked, wrote and shared their work with each other and with Kirsty. This was a fabulous Live Literature Session supported by Scottish Book Trust. Robyn …

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Author Kirsty Logan will be in school on 5 December 2019

Excitement is building in Moray for our author visit on 5 December. Kirsty Logan is touring the Elgin schools with sessions at Elgin Academy and Elgin High School, working with Higher and Advanced Higher English students. #creativewriting #inspiration. Kirsty Logan is an award-winning, widely-published writer of two novels, three story collections, a short memoir, and …

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Authors Live: Nikesh Shukla Book Week Scotland 19 November 2019

Authors Live: Nikesh Shukla – International Men’s Day Look at Writing and Mental Well-being Full attention from Mr Clark’s Higher English class was on Nikesh Shukla as BBC Authors Live from Scottish Book Trust began. Writing this book helped him to try & figure things out. To try and help to understand this world. The …

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Book Week Scotland Writer Alex McCall 18 November 2019

A visit from writer Alex McCall ended a very busy day one of our Book Week Scotland celebrations. S2 pupils enjoyed all the chat in a lively session during the afternoon of Monday 18 November. Thanks to Alex and thanks to Scottish Book Trust For Live Literature Funding.

Author Doug Johnstone with S6 pupils – Second Writing Workshop – 14 November 2019

Wednesday 14 November saw the return visit of Doug Johnstone and his second workshop with S6 pupils. All about bridging the gap between school & university writing. The coffee was ready after a long drive from Edinburgh on icy roads! This second Bridge Toolkit with Doug Johnstone was in our cosy conference room. It was …

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Doug Johnstone Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund – Academic Writing Workshops – 7 November 2019

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, visited school on 7 November to deliver the first of two inspiring workshops with a group of senior workshops to pupils to help them bridge the gap between school and university writing. Doug is the author of several young adult novels and some …

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Look What is Coming Up in November – 1 November 2019

So many good things ahead in November: @doug_johnstone workshops with AH pupils. #NationalNonFictionNovember for all. @womenslibrary workshop with S6 Everyday Sexism group. @Skaldstavern with S2 pupils. New S1 Information Literacy project on Athena. #BookWeekScotland + All the regular events = Excited!

Author Kerr Thomson Visit 27 September 2019

“Everyone is a reader. Some just haven’t found their favourite book yet.” From our visiting author Kerr Thomson on Friday 27 September. What a great session our S1 pupils enjoyed, with wonderful readings and a taster from his new book. We are very lucky in Moray! We were delighted to welcome award-winning author Kerr Thomson …

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Huge Enthusiasm from S1 Classes 20 September 2019

Huge 👍👍 from both S1 classes on Friday 20 September for their first book talk. L💜ving the enthusiasm. Sessions included books by our visiting author Kerr Thomson and Isabella has grabbed the last copy of The Rise of Wolves for her weekend reading. Perfect weekend ahead!📚😀

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