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Shuggie Bain author joins Scottish Book Trust in call for Your Stories

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Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker Prize for his wonderful Shuggie Bain, has teamed up with Scottish Book Trust to ask Scots to submit their real-life stories.The Your Stories initiative is open to everyone...

Scottish Book Trust announces three awards

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Scottish Book Trust has today announced the third Ignite Fellowship awardees, including one writer from Edinburgh.The Fellowship supports writers who are already established and embarking on a significant project.This year, the panel selected...

New Writers Awards open to entries

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Scottish Book Trust has opened for applications for 2021 New Writers Awards.The national charity which changes lives through reading and writing has launched the search for new authors who might follow in the...

Pitch here for an author event during Book Week Scotland

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Scottish Book Trust invites pitches from all libraries and community groups across Edinburgh who would like one of the four authors they have lined up to visit them in November.The charity is especially...

Scottish Book Trust searching for teenage writers and illustrators

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Applications open for Scottish Book Trust's What’s Your Story? programmeScottish Book Trust has announced that applications are open for their What’s Your Story? programme. Now in its fifth year, the scheme has helped around...

Fighting poverty with books #ScottishBookTrust21

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The Scottish Book Trust is today launching a campaign to mark its 21st anniversary by using books and reading to fight the effects of poverty.The charity claims that the benefits of reading are...

Becci selected for Scottish Book Trust scheme

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Edinburgh-based teenager Becci White (pictured) is one of seven teenage writers and illustrators who will join the What’s Your Story? programme. The 14-year-old applied because she wants to create poetry which tackles themes that are...

Books to read – for foodies

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The Scottish Book Trust has listed some suggestions for those of you who want to read about food. Here are some of their suggestionsPerceptions : Recipes from Restaurant Mark Greenaway Sadly Mark is now closing his...

Book Week Scotland – Events to tempt you in November

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Book Week Scotland takes place from 19 to 25 November 2018. The national charity Scottish Book Trust concentrates its efforts this week on changing lives through books, reading and writing. There is a full...

Author in residence appointed at Forrester High School

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The Scottish Book Trust has appointed author Victoria Williamson as author in residence at Forrester High School to work on a specific creative project with the pupils. This is one of nine residencies announced...

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018

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Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has supported over 90 creative individuals through the New Writers Awards since 2009. Today, Scottish Book Trust announces the 10 new awardees...

Teacher Claire wins prize for top teen book

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Claire McFall has been named the winner of the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize for her third novel, Black Cairn Point. She beat off competition from Keith Gray’s The Last Soldier and Silver Skin by...

Nick Sharratt wins the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize

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'In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.' Although children's author Margaret Wise Brown wrote these words over fifty years...

Book Week Scotland 2016 offers a full programme of free events

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Book Week Scotland may not be taking place till the end of next month but this morning the full programme for the fifth national celebration of books and reading was announced. (But not until everyone...

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016

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And the good news is that over half of them are based in Edinburgh! Six Edinburgh-based writers have come one step closer to having their work published, after being named today as the recipients of...

Two Edinburgh teenagers selected for national writing project

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Mikaela Carmichael who is 16, and Anni Cameron aged 17 have been chosen along with eight others to work on the national What's Your Story project. This will mean that the two poets will draft...

Book Week Scotland: Bookbug’s Primary One Family Bag

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'Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks' (Dr Seuss) Many of us don't need much encouragement to follow the good doctor's orders, but not every child has...

Edinburgh authors to the fore in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

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Great news from the Scottish Book Trust! Edinburgh-based authors have dominated the shortlist for the 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, with four out of the nine shortlisted authors hailing from the city.(Lovely photos with pupils...

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 – two Edinburgh winners

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Edinburgh-based writer Lynsey May (32) and poet and playwright Michael Pedersen (30) have been named by Scottish Book Trust as two of four recipients of a 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, involving a month-long writing residency in...

Scottish Book Trust invite you to listen to the New Writers

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The BAFTA nominations are out and the Golden Globes already won. Now it is the turn of the writers to take their place at the podium but not to make acceptance speeches, but to...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Here and There: Claire from the Scottish Book Trust will lead a discussion about newcomers' experience of Scotland in comparison to their home countries. An opportunity for migrants and local people to share stories and perhaps contribute to a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship awarded to Edinburgh writer

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Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that Iain Johnstone, an Edinburgh-based writer, has been awarded one of four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships, based in Grez-sur-Loing in France. The Fellowships, supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures...

Winners of Scottish Children’s Book Awards announced today

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EDINBURGH AUTHOR WINS SCOTLAND’S BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD Award-winning Edinburgh-based children’s author Janis Mackay was today announced as the winner of the Younger Readers (8-11 years) category of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013, for...

Book Week Scotland starts next week

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With only just under a week to go until Scotland’s second national celebration of books and reading, communities across the country are gearing up for a week-long programme of events, activities and projects that...

Children’s Book Competition – Win a signed copy of Breaking the Spell by Lari...

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 There is going to be a Live Internet Storytelling Relay next week on Halloween. The event is invitation only and being staged at BBC Scotland in Glasgow. You can join in on the internet...

Seven Edinburgh winners in national writing competition

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Seven Edinburgh residents who penned stories about their most treasured possessions for a national writing competition have had their submissions chosen to be published in a book. Bethany Anderson, Udita Banerjee, Nicole Brandon, Peggy Hughes,...

Dive into Book Week Scotland

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To launch Book Week Scotland, divers read to the sharks at Deep Sea WorldBuilding on the success of last year's inaugural Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust are to deliver a week-long, Nationwide focus...

Edinburgh Leads Shortlist for Scottish Children’s Book Awards

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Picture by Gareth Easton PhotographyIt seems only yesterday we were at a star studded awards ceremony in Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre hearing the results of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011, but actually it was...

Edinburgh Job with The Scottish Book Trust

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An Edinburgh job is being advertised by The Scottish Book Trust (who have a really lovely office in Trunks' Close). The advert on their website says this:-Writer Development Administrator Job DescriptionSalary: £18,000 pro rata, full-time permanent BackgroundScottish...

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