Liz Lochead Live Broadcast

Although primarily a book review blog I am also keen to bring to our readers attention literature news and events which I think will be of interest to them.  Tomorrow’s Liz Lochead Live Broadcast organised by the Scottish Book Trust most certainly comes under this category!

Scotland’s National Poet Liz Lochhead is to give a live broadcast to children from around the world during a special Robert Burns celebration on Thursday 26 January at 11am. The Scottish Friendly Meet Our Authors Special Event, run by Scottish Book Trust, will be streamed live from BBC Scotland in Glasgow and available after to watch again for free from the Scottish Book Trust website.

The broadcast will be most suited to children from P6 – S4 (9-16 year olds) and any fan of Scottish poetry.  It is estimated that 10,000 pupils across the UK and beyond will be watching the event live.  If you wish to join them follow this link.   Alternatively the event can be downloaded or streamed from next Thursday (2nd February) following the same link.

Liz will be celebrating the poetry of Burns as well as reading her own work and there is no doubt that this event will be really inspirational as no-one can make Burns come to life like Liz can!
Scottish Book Trust do loads of events like this every year: their previous events have featured authors such as Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson, Eoin Colfer, Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond and many more. You can stream or download any of these events for free here.
Here’s a short video of Liz Lochead showing Guardian Newspaper columist Sarah Crown around the Scottish Poetry Library and explaing why ‘poets need no laurels’.