NEWS: Teenagers given a writing boost by book trust

20 March 2019

NEWS: Teenagers given a writing boost by book trust

The Scottish Book Trust has today announced the seven teenage writers and illustrators who will join the What’s Your Story? programme.

Now in its fourth year, the scheme from the national charity – transforming lives through reading and writing – has so far assisted over 20 young people from across Scotland to develop writing, illustration and performance projects.

The participants recently received an induction programme with the National Library of Scotland, where they had the chance to research their chosen subject and gain inspiration for their personal creative works.

They have also taken part in a week-long retreat at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s creative writing centre, where they had dedicated time with their mentors. Poet Jenny Lindsay, writers Alex Nye and Helen McClory, illustrator Julia Scheele and Gaelic writer Maureen Macleod assisted the young people in their specific creative fields. The mentors will continue to work with the young people for the duration of the programme.

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