Events for schools and families are included in the programme for Aye Write! 2010 ( 5-13 March) which is out now. Participating authors in the schools' programme include Cathy MacPhail, Theresa Breslin, Gillian Cross, Philip Ardagh and Jeremy Strong, and the family events include a Spot Party, Twits event and a session with Anne Butler of Sticky Kids songs. Another event is the launch of Tesco Bank's Summer Read, sub-titled "Take a break with a great Scottish book", which includes at least three children's or teenage titles. And of course, there are loads of other good events for adults too.
If you want to prepare in advance, we have books and / or books by all the above authors. Just check SUPrimo.
If you 're reading this from outside Scotland, Aye Write! is a pun on the ironic phrase, Aye right!, commonly used to mean an emphatic "No" or "That'll never happen!" I think it's a clever title, but I'll stop before I turn this into a Stanley Baxter Parliamo Glasgow lesson. I suppose it can also be a pun for "I write", come to think of it.