Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

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!📚😀

Author Kerr Thomson To Visit on 27 September 2019

We are delighted to welcome award-winning author Kerr Thomson to school on Friday 27 September, when he will be talk to all of our S1 cohort in the morning. Kerr’s first novel, The Sound of Whales won the 2014 Times Children’s Fiction Prize and his most recent book The Rise of Wolves was shortlisted for …

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S1 Book Talks – Action & Adventure and Visiting Author – September 2019

S1 classes begin with the theme of Adventure and the focus is on three books: The Rise of Wolves by our visiting author Kerr Thomson is a classic and atmospheric adventure, which features a gripping plot, stunning setting and great characters. Innis hears it first – a bloodcurdling howl that stops him dead in his …

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Author William Sutcliffe Thursday 28 March 2019

We welcomed bestselling author William Sutcliffe to school on Thursday, 28 March, when he met four S3 classes in the library. William read from his book We See Everything and led discussion and explored some of its themes with pupils. This is a gripping page-turner which is powerfully relevant and packs powerful moral and emotional …

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