Each author is filmed (in front of a live audience of children) either reading from their books, answering questionings or chatting about becoming an author (for about 40 minutes) and the film is simultaneously broadcast live over the internet so that children in schools across the UK can watch for free. Last year we had an overall audience of 300,000 children taking part in the webcasts. They are really popular but Scottish Book Trust are still keen to let as many schools and parents as possible know that they are happening.
The authors for 2011 are as follows:
James Mayhew 12th May 2011http://james-mayhew-author-illustrator.blogspot.com/http://james-mayhew-author-illustrator.blogspot.com/>
Andy Stanton (focussing on reluctant readers)16th June 2011 http://www.mrgum.co.uk/books.htm <http://www.mrgum.co.uk/books.htm>
David Almond (focussing on creative writing)29th September 2011 http://www.davidalmond.com/ <http://www.davidalmond.com/>
Kjartan Poskitt (focussing on maths)1st December 2011 http://www.kjartan.co.uk/ <http://www.kjartan.co.uk/>
You might want to watch a recent Meet our Authors event that we did with Eoin Colfer (it’s really funny) to get an idea of what we do: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/podcasts/video/authors-live-with-eoin-colfer-full-session.