Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Writers in Residence at Edinburgh International Book Festival


Yesterday was our last session with the pupils of Shawlands Academy in our capacity as Writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015 - as part of the Booked programme. The pupils have created four comic stories based on fairy tales and raps which we are now in the process of assembling into a special publication. We'll see them all again at the end of January for the final Burns Night celebration event at The Glad Café​ where Dave Hook​ will also do a performance and the pupils' work will be showcased.


Can't believe that's the sessions all over already - the weeks have all flown by in a flash! Have thoroughly enjoyed working with the book festival, Dave Hook, and the pupils and teachers of Shawlands Academy. We'll post a link to the finished work in the new year, in the meantime, here are a couple of drawings that the pupils created.



Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Writers in Residence at Edinburgh International Book Festival

It's been three weeks now that we've been working with pupils at Shawlands Academy, in our capacity as Writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, helping them to create fairy tale comics. We have two more weeks to go and they have already produced lots of great work! We'll soon be able to gather all their stories into a publication and are really looking forward to hearing the raps the pupils have produced with Dave Hook! There will be a Burns Night celebration event in January to wrap up the whole project.