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30 March 2019, 'Hooked': Young Readers & Writers Day at Wigtown

I'll be running one of the workshops for Hooked at The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BN, from 1-2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

Hooked is a day-festival for young people aged 14-25 who are passionate about literature and the arts, encouraging creative collaboration with writers, illustrators, visual artists and performers in a series of workshops. It is delivered by Wigtown Festival Company’s young adult team and run in conjunction with The Stove Network.

Come join this wonderful opportunity to try a new creative practice, develop your existing talent, learn about other opportunities in the region and meet your peers!

You can attend for the whole day or select individual events. Advanced booking is recommended, and a full-day ticket includes lunch.

Hooked: 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat. 30 March 2019, at The Stove, High Street, Dumfries, Scotland

14-25s FREE / Over 25s £5 per session

This is the direct link to my workshop, plus the link for booking: 

Here is the programme page for the entire day - lots of great writers will be here, and you can click through to details and booking forms for all the events here: 

And here is a PDF of the full programme: 




Edinburgh International Book Festival

Saturday 18 August 2018, 12.15 - 13.15: Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write. This panel, held at the Spark Theatre on George Street at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, will be in conjunction with Lari Don and Candy Gourlay and is chaired by the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. We'll talk about everything from taking inspiration from myths and legends, introducing history through compelling characters, to opening minds to fantastical lands and speculative fiction. Tickets are £5.00 and are on sale from 8:30am on Tuesday 26 June 2018. More information here!

"Becoming a Scottish Author" at the Innerpeffray Library

On Wednesday 9 May 2018 I'll be speaking at the Innerpeffray Library as part of their 2018 lecture series. The Library was featured in fictional form in my 2017 novel The Pearl Thief, which turned out to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship with Lara Haggerty, the Keeper of Books, and the Friends of the Innerpeffray Library. Come along if you're in the Crieff area - light snacks are served at 7.00 p.m. and the talk is at 7.30 p.m.

If you're planning to come, please register on the Innerpeffray Friends website so they get some idea of numbers.



CommuniTEEN Event in Kalamazoo!

Code Name Verity has been chosen as the Portage CommuniTEEN Read, in collaboration between Portage, Michigan's two high schools, the Portage District Library, and Bookbug Bookstore - which means I'm going to Portage, Michigan, to talk about the book with all the readers there! In addition to school events, there's an evening event open to the public at the Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum at Battle Creek/Kalamazoo Airport, where many years ago my husband and I flew in to Kalamazoo in a small plane from Harrisburg, PA. Kalamazoo ringers - I hope I get to see some of you during my stay!


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