19th November 2018
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Author to talk to children

Children’s writer Steve Cole, author of the best-selling Astrosaurs series, will be talking to over 400 Shetland children over three days when he visits local schools as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

The book tour is run by the Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing. The tour aims to promote a love of reading across Scotland, particularly in rural and remote areas. In the last three years the programme has visited all 32 Scottish local authorities, bringing the best children’s authors directly to their readers.

Scottish Friendly has supported the programme for over 10 years and marketing manager Calum Bennie said: “For many years this tour has provided a unique opportunity for children to meet some of the most inspiring authors and illustrators. In the same way Steve’s visit will provide a stim­ulating environment in which local children can discover the appeal of reading and writing.”

Jasmine Fassl of the Scottish Book Trust added: “The children of Shetland are in for an enthralling visit from Steve. His audiences will leave with a newfound love of books and armed with top tips on how to write like a professional.”

On Wednesday 29th April Cole will be appearing at Bells Brae School at 10.30am and Sound Primary School at 2pm. On Thursday 30th April he will visit Aith Junior High School at 9am and Mossbank Primary School at 1.45pm.

As well as the schools events, Cole will appear at a free event at Shetland Library on Friday 1st May at 11am. Tickets are available from the library.