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Authors Live

Literature and Spoken Word

Get a glimpse into the minds that created your favourite books with Authors Live.

Featuring some of the biggest names in children’s literature, Authors Live brings a series of live events direct to your computer as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Presented by the Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning, these free web events bring a range of Scottish, UK and Commonwealth based authors and illustrators straight to your classroom, computer suite, school hall, or anywhere with a good internet connection!

The Scottish Book Trust also provides learning resources for each event, including useful case studies on how teachers can include Authors Live in their curriculum.

Here are just some of the highlights from this year’s world-class line up:

– Double-Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness discusses his latest novel ‘More Than This' (12 June 2014, 13.30).

– Acclaimed wildlife journalist, adventurer and writer Steve Backshall talks about how he combines his passions for wildlife, nature and writing (12 June 2014, 11.00).

– Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen tells us some of his best and most mischievous stories with ‘This is Not My Hat’ (11 September 2014, 11.00).

– Inspirational Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman talks about some of the hard-hitting issues she has tackled in her work (2 October 2014, 11.00).

Roger McGough and Valerie Bloom present 40 minutes of rhymes, rhythms and riotous laughter (27 November 2014, 11.00).

To watch previous Authors Live events (including Lucy Hawking’s ‘Stars, Scientific Theory and Stories’), register to watch upcoming live events and even be part of the live studio audience at BBC Scotland in Glasgow, visit The Scottish Book Trust website.

Find more fantastic literature events which are part of the Culture 2014 programme.

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