ASL Schools Conferences
Click on the headings below to watch ASL Schools Conferences from 2013–2023 and access material related to the talks.
Presentations given at the 2023 ASL Schools Conference, on Teaching Resources for Walter Scott; Approaches to Creative Writing; Three Novels for BGE; Presentations of Scotland on Screen; The Scottish Ballads; Making a Collective Poem.
Presentations given at the 2022 ASLS Schools Conference, on Teaching resources for Walter Scott; Extending the range – three “new” Scottish stories; Alasdair Gray’s novel Lanark; Hannah Lavery’s play Lament for Sheku Bayoh; Reading Scottish non-fiction; Creative Writing in different genres; Oral storytelling – skills and art.
Presentations given at the 2021 ASLS Schools Conference, on Bessie Dunlop: The Witch o Dalry; The poetry of Robert Fergusson; The short stories of Iain Crichton Smith; Alan Campbell McLean’s The Hill of the Red Fox; Mollie Hunter’s The Thirteenth Member; Scottish graphic novels: a survey; and Itchy Coo and Scots Hoose Publications.
Presentations given at the 2020 ASLS Schools Conference, on Scots Language and Culture in the Curriculum; Scots Language and Culture in the Curriculum 2; Edwin Morgan: a poet of international stature; James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner; The Gaelic Poetry of Derick Thomson; Scottish Nature/Ecology Literature; and Young Adult Scottish Fiction.
Presentations given at the 2019 ASLS Schools Conference, on Contemporary Teenage Fiction; Stories in Scots for S1–S3; The Cone-Gatherers and other novels by Robin Jenkins; Edwin Morgan’s translation of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac; Rona Munro’s Bold Girls and other plays; and Launch of Voices of Scotland: Scottish Poetry for Levels 2 and 3.
Presentations given at the 2018 ASLS Schools Conference, on Scots Drama: an overview; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; William McIlvanney’s Detective Fiction: Laidlaw; Teaching Muriel Spark; and Songs of Sir Walter Scott – The Sorries.
Presentations given at the 2017 ASLS Schools Conference, on Scottish war poetry; Three short stories of James Hogg; Nan Shepherd, novelist of the North-East; Alan Spence’s Sailmaker; Folksongs in the Classroom; and Scottish folksongs.
Presentations given at the 2016 ASLS Schools Conference, on The novels of James Robertson; Two Short Stories of Walter Scott; Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep Breathing; Scottish Children’s Fiction for Levels 2 and 3; Scots Language Dictionaries; and Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep.
Presentations given at the 2015 ASLS Schools Conference, on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped; Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song; John Byrne’s The Slab Boys; Cross-over Scottish texts at National 5 and Higher; The Poetry of Edwin Morgan; and Anne Donovan on her own short stories.
Presentations given at the 2014 ASLS Schools Conference, on The Short Stories of George Mackay Brown; The Poetry of Robert Burns; SQA: Scots Language Units; The Poetry of Sorley MacLean; and The Poetry of Don Paterson.
Presentations given at the 2013 ASLS Schools Conference, on Scott, Hogg, Stevenson and their influence on Scottish Literature; The short stories of Iain Crichton Smith; Tally’s Blood and the tyranny of love; The new award in Scottish Studies; The poetry of Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay; and The poetry of Norman MacCaig.
Three of Scotland’s leading authors have recorded their own readings of three uncanny stories: “Thrawn Janet”; “The Tale of Tod Lapraik”; and “The Bottle Imp”.
Tally’s Blood by Ann Marie Di Mambro, directed by Andy Corelli. A co-production between the ASLS & Awkward Stranger.