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January 30th, 2013

Glow Exclusive

Jennifer McDougall
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Finalist in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards, Catherine Macphail, in conversation with young readers on Friday, 1st. February 2013 at 2.30pm

Do you like reading spooky stories and thrillers?

Do you like books with characters who could be people in your school?

Want to know what it feels like to be nominated for a national award?

Want to know how it feels to see your writing turned into a film?

Want to know how authors get their ideas?

Well join us for a Glow Exclusive event for an opportunity to talk to Catherine Macphail, Finalist in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards.

Catherine MacPhail has won lots of awards for her writing and has won the Royal Mail Book Award twice. One of her most popular books, “Another Me” ,a spooky story about a girl who seems to have a doppelganger, is currently being made into a film-called “Panda Eyes” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans and Sophie Turner – which will be released some time in 2013. Look out for the Librarian-she’s called Mrs. MacPhail!

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards recognise and celebrate the wonderful talents seen in Scottish writing and illustration for children and arethe largest children’s book awards that Scotland has to offer. One of Catherine MacPhail’s books Out of the Depths (Bloomsbury) has been nominated for an award in the Younger Readers (8-13) category . The winners will be announced on World Book Day(7th. March,2013).

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Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow TV, Literacy, Pupils

One Response to “Glow Exclusive”

  1. Edward Carron January 30th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    In the general context of literacy and reading in particular, spare a thought for those for who reading is more of a challenge than it is for others.
    Take a look at one Scottish school response to this problem.

    The link is Take a look at another group.

    The link is http://youtu.be/d-wlbCFVzto

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