Prize winning young adult author, renowned speaker, and general all round character Kirkland Ciccone will be at James Gillespie’s High School as part of their Book Week Scotland celebrations on Monday 23rd November. Kirkland is the author of ‘Conjuring the Infinite’ and ‘Endless Empress’. He will address the entire of the school’s third year about his own writing and what it takes to be an author, and why reading is important. This has come about largely due to the enterprising efforts of one of the school’s own pupils, Jasna Deas Morgan, who may be Kirkland’s biggest fan! Kirkland is fast gaining a reputation throughout Scotland for being a unique and inspiring speaker, with an amazing ability to engage and enthuse teenagers about reading.
Here is why Kirkland is doing the event in his own words:
Book Week Scotland is like Christmas to authors, or in my case Halloween. My first event during a week crammed full of amazing events is James Gillespie High School. And it was organised by a fan! That's proper people power isn't it? When Jasna asked if I would stop off at James Gillespie High School during my book tour, of course I said yes. My next step was to ensure the teachers and the school librarian received my list of demands for this event which include tea and a packet of McVitie's Fruit Shortcake.