Who’s who?

What’s Your Story is brought to you by Scottish Book trust and our squad of teen writers and illustrators. See who’s taking part this year below, or see our 2016/17 participants.

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Squad 2017/8

Year Three of What’s Your Story? is being guided by this team of four writers, two illustrators and one storyteller. They’ve been doing excellent work creating and hosting StoryCon 2018 and developing their own creative work for their showcase.

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Age: 14
Location: Aberdeenshire

Speciality: Storytelling

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Age: 15
Location: Edinburgh

Speciality: Poetry

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Age: 17
Location: Edinburgh

Speciality: Novels

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Age: 15
Location: East Lothian

Speciality: Illustration

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Age: 16
Location: South Ayrshire

Speciality: Comics

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Age: 16
Location: East Renfrewshire

Speciality: Novels

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Age: 15
Location: Edinburgh

Speciality: Short Stories (Gaelic)

Mentors 2017/8

The What's Your Story? mentors provide in-depth creative support to the seven members of the squad. Our mentors are creative professionals from a range of disciplines, including writing, poetry and illustration.

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Lari Don

Author and storyteller

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Tom Humberstone

Comic artist and illustrator

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Laura Lam

Writer of novels, short fiction and essays

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Alison Lang

Writer of fiction and drama in Gaelic and English

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Jenny Lindsay

Spoken word poet and performer

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Jem Milton

Comic artist and illustrator

Editorial Board 2017/8


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Nicole Brandon

Nicole takes care of Scottish Book Trust’s teenage writer & illustrator development programme (AKA ‘What’s Your Story?’), and has a masters degree in Creative Writing. She helps everyone come together and work as a team, and makes sure your creative work is well looked after.