Bothwell Library and Bothwell Primary School
See below for session times
Tickets are free and will be available to collect from Bothwell Library. See Tickets for more information.
Come and join us for the reading of ‘The Selkie Girl’ or “Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest”, and meet the award winning children’s author Janis Mackay. All story sessions will be followed by your own story making and craft time. You will also have the chance to ask Janis anything you want to know about creative writing!
Everyone has a chance to win a signed copy of the stories read via the Scarecrow festival Tombola. Tickets for this will be on sale at each of the sessions. Good Luck! And don’t worry if you don’t win everyone will have the chance to receive a signed photo with Janis. It’s not every day you can meet the author of such exciting books!
For our younger creative minds there will be a Bookbug Session taking place in Bothwell Library. This will adopt the format from previous years and a big thanks to our wonderful library staff for facilitating the session. It is always a great success so please join us!
Bookbug for younger children:
Story Time for children Age 0-4yrs
Bothwell Library 10-10.30am
Where myth and reality blend when Fergus, a lonely fisherman’s son who lives in a cottage by the shore, meets Shona, a Selkie!! An unusual friendship then develops….
A beautiful story about the relationship between a young boy and a baby seal. Set in the Orkney Islands Jamie has been watching the wee white seal that lives on the beach….
“Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest”
Book Readings for children age 7-10yrs
followed by craftwork at Bothwell Book Box
Bothwell Library 1.30pm-2.30pm
Magnus Fin encounters a monster under the sea. Janis will read an extract from one of the books and share something of her own inspiration living by the sea and her childhood memories which led to such creative writing. Be prepared to be inspired!
Bookfest Arts & Crafts Competition with Janis Mackay
Bothwell Book Box 2.40-4.00pm
Following the book reading of “Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest” why not join us at Bothwell Book Box where you can create your own sea monster, sea creature or even an underwater scarecrow!
Best Sea Creature will win a box set of ‘Magnus Fin’ Trilogy!! Good Luck!!