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Friday, 20 April 2012

Spotlight: Authors Live

Have you heard of Authors Live?????

I was lucky enough to be contacted this week by Beth Bottery, Children's Events Coordinator for Scottish Book Trust. Thank to her I have discovered the amazing resource of Authors Live

So what exactly is AUTHORS LIVE?

Authors Live is a series of live webcasts, presented in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, featuring some of the biggest names writing books for children today. (taken from BBC Scotland)

There is an amazing list of previous webcasts that can be accessed via the site as well as a comprehensive list of other resources available.

The next live webcast is scheduled for Thursday 10th May at 11am with the hugely funny and entertaining 

You have seen him on your TV, now watch him on your computer! Multi-talented funny man David Walliams will be talking about his hilarious new book Gangsta Granny. Guaranteed to cause an epidemic of smiles to breakout across the UK.
The event will be streamed live to audiences across the UK at 11am on Thursday, 10th May. It will then become available to watch again for free by Thursday, 17th May for everyone worldwide!
Your readers can join tens of thousands of pupils across the UK watching the event live.
Parents, readers and fans of David can watch the event by going directly to the BBC website at 11am on Thursday, 10th May:
Or, if you are a teacher, you can register your entire class by following this link:
If you can’t make the live broadcast the entire event can be downloaded or streamed for free fromThursday, 17th May here:

You guys in Scotland are super lucky, even if you don't live in Scotland you can still access AUTHORS LIVE via your computer.

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