Tuesday 31 May 2016


Reader Ribh has news of a VERY exciting conference for young writers and illustrators living in Scotland... it's FREE too, so make sure you don't miss out!

Ribh says:
Are you a teenager who lives in Scotland? Interested in writing or illustrating? Want to make friends with teens from across Scotland who share the same interests, and hear tips from professional writers and illustrators? The come to StoryCon - Scotland's new teenage writer's and illustrator's conference!

StoryCon is organised and run by the Scottish Book Trust and the ten 'What's Your Story' participants (see picture below!). The conference takes place on the 11-12th June BUT you need to sign up by 2nd June to get your free place, so do it NOW! You can go along for either day, or for both, and it is being held at the Princes Trust Wolfson Centre, Central Glasgow. Only people aged 13-19 are allowed to go, and lunch is provided free. The whole conference is free except for a £3 booking fee when you book your place - you get this back on the day, but the deposit is to make sure those booking a place do plan to attend... it should make sure places aren't wasted and that interested teens are not turned away. If you can't afford the £3 there are bursary places you can apply for!

The conference includes workshops, panels, debates and keynote speeches from professional writers and illustrators. The workshops range from making comics to making podcasts to Youtubing and vlogging to script writing. There will be tips on creating imaginary creatures, writing about relationships and much more! The conference is sure to be a fun and inspiring experience for Scottish teen writers and illustrators... be there of miss out!

To find out more about the conference and to book YOUR place, go to www.thestoryis.co.uk - and remember you need to book your place by June 2nd so don't hang about! I look forward to seeing you there!

Cathy says:
This sounds like an AWESOME way to encourage and inspire creativity... wish I was in the right age bracket to attend! (Ahem!) ;o) Do YOU plan to go along? Or would you, if you lived nearby? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! I live in Edinburgh, so I've just signed up!



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