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Award-winning author to inspire north-east pupils

Posted On: 17 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Youngsters at four schools have been paired with some of Scotland's top writers in an effort to ignite a love for reading.
Slains Primary, near Collieston, Lossiemouth High School, Croy Primary in Inverness and Stronsay Junior High in Orkney are among the 10 schools selected to receive fully-funded author residencies as part of a Scottish Book Trust initiative.
Storyteller Alex Nye, who won a Scottish Children's Book Award in 2007 for her novel Chill, will become author in residence at Slains.
She will be working with the school pupils to engage and inspire pupils in 12 sessions that will run across the 2019-20 school year.
She said: “I'm very excited at the prospect of sharing ideas and exploring creative possibilities with the pupils and teachers of Slains Primary School during this residency.
“Atmosphere, setting, spooky images and sounds... where will it take us?”
The author link-ups are part of the Live Literature School Residencies Programme, funded by the Walter Scott Giving Group and delivered by the...

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