Saturday, September 30, 2017

New Worlds: Writing for Young Adults with Joan Lennon

New Worlds: Writing for Young Adults is coming to Dundee!  If you're within striking distance, join me for this workshop - it's going to be fun!

New Worlds: Writing for Young Adults Workshop with Joan Lennon
Wed 18 Oct 2017 to Sun 22 Oct 2017
In this 90-minute session, you will hear about Joan’s writing process, and produce and share new work of your own. Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2017
Joan Lennon is a Canadian Scot who lives and writes in the Kingdom of Fife, just across the bridge from Dundee. She is currently the Royal Literary Fellow for the University of Dundee, supporting students across all disciplines. Her books have travelled the world and been translated into numerous languages. Joan’s novel Silver Skin, described as ‘a sci-fi fantasy historical adventure romance’, was shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017, and her most recent YA novel Walking Mountain came out in June this year.
When: Friday 20th October 2017, 11am (90 minutes)
Where: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee
Tickets: £7, concession £5 (includes a hot drink) 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ScotsWrite 2017

This is where I am this weekend, in a posh hotel, with a gazillion other writers, excellent speakers, interesting topics, fine food, a gin tasting and a ceilidh.

Good thing I'm brave, right?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Autumn Colours

Saturday, September 09, 2017

A Website for Walking Mountain

After the success of our Jamie's website design for Silver Skin 

- there was nothing for it but to nag him into doing it again for Walking Mountain. Pop on over and enjoy!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Green Pencil Award 2017 Is Launched!

Friday the 1st of September marked the official launch day of this year's Green Pencil Award.*  Pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School came to the Holyrood Park Education Centre to find out about the annual writing competition and to do some writing with me on this year's theme: "Edinburgh's Natural Heritage".  Here are some of the participants -

Verdict for the day from a pupil - "That was fun!"  My verdict - "What a bunch of good writers!"  A great start to a great competition.

* Open to all P4 - P7 pupils in Edinburgh - you can find out all about it here!