Resource type: Author events
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Region(s): All of UK
Authors Live is a series of live webcasts featuring some of the top children’s authors and illustrators working today. The programme is a collaboration between Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland. Schools in Scotland can apply to be part of the audience for the live event but the webcasts are open to everyone.
Click here for details of upcoming live events. If you miss the live webcast, you can catch up with your chosen event or select one of more than 80 previous Authors Live events in the Authors Live On Demand library.
About Scottish Book Trust: Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that promotes literature, and the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure. Founded in 1998, it delivers world-class programmes and annual awards for children and adults across the length and breadth of Scotland.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- Authors Live launched on World Book Day 2010 and has been bringing live author events into classrooms across the UK for over 10 years.
- The events include author interviews, draw-alongs and writing workshops with world famous authors and illustrators.
- Nearly 90% of learning professionals agreed that Authors Live had encouraged the children and young people they work with to read more widely and over 60% of viewers have discovered a new author through the programme (figures taken from the Authors Live 10th Anniversary data).