In today’s edition, children’s author Sarah Webb explores the wonderful world of colour and encourages you to use your imagination and add details in your work to truly bring your characters and stories alive! So, what’s your favourite colour?
Myth/Story/Song – Breaking Boundaries
To coincide with our new exhibition Literary Cities: Edinburgh, MoLI is delighted to announce a series of four events at the museum in April, May, September and October, featuring some of the most important established and up-and-coming names in Irish and Scottish writing and music.
Breaking Boundaries is the first in this series and is an evening of performance, reading and conversation on Thursday, 7 April, at 8pm, with Scottish and Irish artists pushing at the boundaries of their traditions.The evening will feature readings and conversation with one of Scotland’s most established literary voices, Andrew O’Hagan, alongside Scottish performance poet Victoria McNulty and Irish writer Megan Nolan, discussing youth, place, and their most recent work. They will be joined by Scottish songwriter, Kris Drever, along with Irish all-female traditional singing group Landless for a rare collaborative performance, as well as individual songs from their repetoires.
Kindly supported by the Scottish Government in Ireland, the British Embassy, and Ebow, the digital agency.
In Deirdre Sullivan’s second NovelTeens masterclass, she guides us through building a sustainable writing practice, divulging hints and tips that we can use to kickstart a daily routine. She highlights the importance of reading other writers, as well as setting small, achievable goals and sharing your work with your peers.
Sarah Webb will guide you in some story prompts and wordplay that will awaken all of your senses. Inspired by poetry from both Edward Thomas and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Sarah encourages you to use the theme of jellyfish as a springboard for today’s creative bursts!