World renowned book author Irvine Welsh is lending his support and name to the Scottish Book Trust project around a theme of rebellion, a campaign to get the nation writing.
“In an uncertain and obtuse age, the only currency you can have is education and knowledge. It is incumbent on everyone to read and educate themselves. This is how we realise ourselves. It’s why we read and it’s why we write – to share our stories and culture with others.”
Writers of all ages and experiences are welcome to submit their work, in any form – story, poem, comic strip, play or letter – of up to 1,000 words, in English, Gaelic or Scots.
What a fabulous theme for our children to build into their education, developing literacy skills, reading up on history, etc etc. A great one to share with your school networks and friends, GET WRITING!
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for (woah)
Been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor (woah)
And buried in your bones there's an ache that you can't ignore
Taking your breath, stealing your mind
And all that was real is left behind pic.twitter.com/gi1K8nNI2h
— YesDay Scotland (@YesDayScotland) July 9, 2018