Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

S2 Book Talks – Off The Rails – 24 – 28 February 2020

New in the S2 book programme for February 2020, with superb titles featured and much to discuss!  All about real life, real issues and real teenagers.   Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (author), Chris Priestley (illustrator) Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. And then there were shots Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. …

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The Northern Scot Newspaper Feature on Doug Johnstone Visit published on 21 February 2020

In The Northern Scot newspaper on Friday 21 February, there was feature on visiting author Doug Johnstone. Doug was in school on 18 February. Excellent events for #teamEA.

Author Doug Johnstone 18 February 2020

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, returned to school on Thursday 18 February for the second of two inspiring academic writing workshops with Advanced Higher Biology pupils, helping them to bridge the gap between school and university writing. He visited us last year and worked with Advanced Higher English …

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Author Doug Johnstone Academic Writing Workshops No.1 for AH Biology Pupils 4 February 2020

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, returned for a visit to school on 4 February to deliver the first of two academic writing workshops with the Advanced Higher Biology class. As part of the Bridge Project, funded by the Royal Literary Fund, in two workshops, Doug will focus on …

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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.

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