Scottish Book Trust announces author residencies

Scottish Book Trust announces author residencies

Authors Gerry Cambridge and Linda Strachan are among a group of nine writers who will work with schools in Scotland as part of Live Literature School Residencies Programme, organised by Scottish Book Trust.

The programme, which is funded by the Walter Scott Giving Group, will arrange for authors to work with schools to inspire a love of reading and writing amongst the pupils. and the project runs from the start of this term to Easter 2019.

The schools will also receive £500 for resources.

Marc Lambert, c.e.o. of Scottish Book Trust, said: “The Live Literature programme gives those in education settings the opportunity to collaborate with professional writers, storytellers and creators from all over Scotland. We’re pleased to offer 9 fully-funded residencies, which will help pupils to foster a love for reading and writing that can last a lifetime.”

The schools and their partner authors are:

Gigha Primary School, Argyll and Bute, working with John Fardell

Loudoun Academy, East Ayrshire, working with Neil Slorance

Forrester High School, Edinburgh, working with Victoria Williamson

Kirkcaldy High School, Fife, working with Mark Fleming

Annette Street Primary, Glasgow, working with Emily Dodd

Smithycroft Secondary School, Glasgow, working with Chris McQueer

All Saints Primary, Inverclyde, working with Juliette Forrest

Cumbrae Primary, North Ayrshire, working with Gerry Cambridge

Spittal Primary, South Lanarkshire, working with Linda Strachan