Author visits

Kirkland Ciccone at Clyde Valley

North Lanarkshire author, Kirkland Ciccone, recently visited Clyde Valley High School. Kirkland addressed a receptive audience of S3 pupils from Mrs Cimmino’s class and spoke about his debut novel, Conjuring the Infinite. An enthusiastic exponent of books and reading, Kirkland delivered a highly amusing talk while emphasising the educational and recreational benefits to be gained […]

Kirkland Ciccone – in their own words

Kirkland Ciccone visited OLHS to talk about his life, love of reading and collection of insane book titles. Here’s what his audience thought: Name: AG Best bit: his life story What did you learn: boys can read girly books Loved it: you can’t predict what’s going to happen Name: KS Best bit: life story What […]

Elizabeth Wein – Q&A

When Elizabeth came to launch the longlist, on Thursday 7th November at Chryston Cultural Centre, the pupils had lots of questions to ask. Unfortunately we ran out of time, however Elizabeth has very kindly emailed the answers to some of the unanswered questions.  Do you prefer books or films? That’s like asking do I prefer […]

Elizabeth Wein launches the Catalyst longlist for 2014

Gillian Philip at OLHS

Linda Strachan at St Ambrose High School

Report by Eve E and Andrew R Linda Strachan visited our school, St Ambrose High, on the 20th Match 2013. She was a very assertive woman who kept the whole class intrigued throughout her presentation. I liked it when Linda told us that when she was writing her books she didn’t quite know how her […]

Daniela Sacerdoti at Braidhurst High School

Report by Hannah G We were invited to an author visit in the library from Daniela Sacerdoti, the author of ‘Dreams’.  Daniela began by reading a chapter of ‘Dreams’, which I found very interesting.  Then we moved onto a Q&A session where she answered our questions and spoke about her inspirations for the ‘Sarah Midnight […]

Catalyst Longlist launch

Report by Mrs Connor, Chryston High School Thursday 29th November at Coatbridge Library saw the Catalyst Book Awards 2013 being launched. In the audience were pupils from Coatbridge and Caldervale High Schools along with a group of visiting Russian librarians, all excited to find out which books had made it onto the longlist. Catalyst Award […]

Catalyst Encounters: Des Dillon @ Coatbridge High

Report by Rachel K, Coatbridge High When my English teacher walked in to the class and told me that Des Dillon, the writer of Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim, was going to talk to us I felt various emotions:  I was relieved that I wasn’t going to be sitting in a classroom […]