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Talented young essayists have their say

By 28 March 2012No Comments

Talented young essayists have their say

Who will be the Ian Banks, the Liz Lockhead or the Janice Galloway of 2032? Are any of tomorrow’s top novelists honing their writing skills in West Lothian schools today? And if they are, how best can they be encouraged to develop their talent?

Book Festivals tend to celebrate established writers. Budding writers need a boost if writing is to stay vibrant. That’s why Linlithgow Book Festival teamed up with local Rotary Clubs and sponsored a ‘Young Writer’ competition.
The Rotary Clubs of Linlithgow Grange,South Queensferryand Linlithgow and Bo’ness have a long history of encouraging success in local schools. From Primary School essays and inter-school quizzes to Secondary School music presentations, sports bursaries and sponsored leadership training, the Rotary Clubs continue their active support of local talent.
This new venture was aimed at first and second year pupils who lived in the Linlithgow, Bo’ness andSouth Queensferryareas or attended local schools…..
Picture shows Margaret Cowie presenting the Jim Cowie Cup to Andrew Fischbacher, credit to Linlithgow Grange Rotary Club.
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