Tag Archive | Cathy MacPhail

Messages from the awards


Catalyst 2011 – a pupil’s eye view!

Report from Damon, Caldervale High School That’s it! Another year past for the Catalyst team. Another longlist shortlisted – another author crowned winner.  And one can only look back at what a great year it was. Going into its eighth year, the Catalyst team, once again, did a fantastic job. The longlist had been selected […]

A message from Cathy MacPhail

It was fantastic once again to be involved in the Catalyst Book Awards. Unfortunately, I didn’t win….again. But nevertheless, it was great just to be there with three other terrific writers. It is a credit to the teachers, the librarians and the pupils that everything came together on that final day so perfectly!  Thank you […]

Cathy MacPhail at Greenfaulds High School, October 2011.

Cathy MacPhail, author of Catalyst shortlisted “Grass” visited a group of S3 pupils at Greenfaulds High. Cathy launched straight into questions and answers, and thank you to our author for dealing with some very tricky ones! Cathy also read an extract from “Grass” and gave some inspiring tips for creative writing, using her trusty workshop: […]

The winner of the Catalyst Award 2011 is…

The teenagers of North Lanarkshire have spoken and TimeRiders is the winner of the 2011 Catalyst Book Award. Congratulations to the wonderful Alex Scarrow, and commiserations to the amazing and lovely Gillian Cross, Cathy MacPhail  and Keren David. The awards took place at Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell, on Friday 28th October. Full details will follow […]

Get Catalyst Active in 2011

Report by Rhona Skea, LRC Manager, Cardinal Newman HS The eagerly anticipated launch of the 8th Catalyst Book Award was announced at Kilsyth Academy on the 10th of February. The event included a very interesting talk from long listed author, Cathy MacPhail, who kept the pupils spell bound with her spooky ghost stories! On being […]

Catalyst Longlist 2011