Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people to write about a journey they have taken, with a selection of submissions to be published in a book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2015.
Journeys will run from 26 March – 30 June, and in that time Scottish Book Trust wants to build a written picture of excursions, commutes, adventures or life changing moments that have been important to the people of Scotland. This can be a physical journey, perhaps the adventure of their life or a day when their morning commute became extraordinary, or it can be an emotional journey, the moment they turned off the beaten track.
People of all ages from across Scotland are invited to submit personal pieces of writing about their own memorable journey, of between 500 and 1000 words. They can be written in Scots, Gaelic or English and in a variety of different forms, such as a story, poem, song lyrics, a short play or sketch, a letter or even diary entry, and should be submitted via the Scottish Book Trust website.
School pupils and their teachers are also invited to submit personal pieces of writing about a journey they have taken. A selection of pupils’ stories, chosen by a panel of young people, will be published in a free e-publication available to download during Book Week Scotland 2015.
The project is being run in association with National Theatre of Scotland, whose creative theatre-makers will work with community members in two Scottish towns, bringing their new stories to life from the page to the stage for a series of public performances.