BOOKMARK - in Partnership with local Schools
BOOKMARK Fringe in partnership with Blairgowrie High School
BOOKMARK was delighted to support Blairgowrie High School in running its own Fringe Festival alongside the main BOOKMARK Festival in 2019. It took place from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October with all events being held in the High School. The week of events kicked off on the Monday with two evening workshops for parents and guardians – one on reading engagement, and the other on dyslexia awareness. During the week there was various literary and literacy events including: a spelling bee competition for all S2 pupils: a no pens day, and a pop-up shop selling ‘previous loved’ books. On Thursday 3 October, S1 to S3 pupils attended sessions run by Metaphrog and Jonathan Meres. Metaphrog are Franco-Scottish graphic novel duo John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, winners of The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards for Best Visual Artist 2016. They have received international acclaim not only for their graphic novels but for their work with schools and festivals. Jonathan Meres is an author, actor and stand-up comedian. He is the author of The World of Norm series and is very keen “to dispel the myth that anything to do with books, writing, writers and authors is booooooring!” Watch this space for more exciting information for 2020.