Elle McNicoll – Like A Curse

  • Thursday 23rd February
  • Erskine Library – 11am-12pm – open to Bargarran Primary, Barsail Primary, Rashielea Primary, St. Anne’s Primary, St. John Bosco Primary
  • Renfrew Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – open to Arkleston Primary, Kirklandneuk Primary, Newmains Primary, St. James Primary (Renfrew)
  • Friday 24th February
  • Johnstone Library – 11am-12pm – Auchenlodment Primary, Bridge of Weir Primary, Cochrane Castle Primary, Fordbank Primary, Kilbarchan Primary, St. Anthony’s Primary, St. David’s Primary, St. Margaret’s Primary, Thorn Primary
  • Ferguslie Park Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – Glencoats Primary, Mary Russell Primary, Mossvale Primary, Riverbrae Primary, St. Fergus Primary, St. James Primary (Paisley)

Live Event – suitable for Primary 6 to Primary 7.

Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures. No one can see them – except Ramya Knox. Can she save Edinburgh from the deadly grip of the Sirens?

Join bestselling, multi-award-winning Scottish children’s author, Elle McNicoll, as she takes us into the world of her captivating fantasy duology, Like a Charm and the highly anticipated sequel, Like a Curse, introducing us to mythical creatures along the way. Don’t miss this spellbinding, inspiring event!

Bio:  Elle McNicoll’s debut novel, A Kind of Spark, won the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The TV adaptation will be released by BBC Children’s in Spring 2023. She is an advocate for better representation of neurodiversity in publishing and in 2022 founded The Adrien Prize, to recognise children’s fiction that explores the disability experience. She currently lives in London.

Book an Event 

Bus hire costs can be reimbursed to schools who are situated more than one mile from where a library event is taking place.

Email sls@renfrewshire.gov.uk   with the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings – Name of Event

Please provide the following information in the email:

Name of your school.

Name of Teacher and Class Attending (include year group) with Contact Glow Email Address

Number of pupils and number of school staff / parent volunteers attending

If you will require costs of bus hire to be reimbursed.

Closing date – Thursday 26th January 2023.

We will inform you if you have been lucky on Monday 30th January.   The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance, and can recommend classroom resources if available.