Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

Scottish Teenage Book Prize Shortlisted Author – Akemi Dawn Bowman – 19 December 2019

It was a very early start on the morning of Thursday 19 December with cake for our Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils and our VIP – a chocolate vegan mirror cake shining on a dark and cold morning. Author Akemi Dawn Bowman visited us! From Las Vegas to Scotland and Elgin and meant excitements all …

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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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