Edinburgh City Libraries and Dyslexia Scotland invite you to 'Positive about dyslexia'
Our MC is Paul McNeill, Dyslexia Scotland Ambassador and Regional Head for the Scottish Football Association. Paul will introduce our guest author Margaret Rooke.
Margaret will be discussing her new book “Dyslexia is my Superpower (most of the time)”, featuring moving and entertaining interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia. Margaret has travelled from her home in London to join us in what will be a very powerful, emotional and inspiring event. Paul will also share his own experiences of dyslexia.
We are also delighted to be entertained by musician and songwriter Adam Strachan. Adam taught himself to play guitar at the age of 15 years old (only 18months ago). Inspired by the desire to write and express himself, Adam, who's been described as severely dyslexic, started writing songs and going to local gigs. Adam will perform some of his songs for us and say a bit about his dyslexia experience.
We are also privileged to be launching the new website “Dyslexia Unwrapped” for Dyslexia Scotland. Several of Dyslexia Scotland’s Young Ambassadors will be in attendance to unveil the new Dyslexia Unwrapped website and talk about their role in the development of the website as well as what it’s like being a Young Ambassador.
Displays at the event will include a couple of book publishers, Barrington Stoke and Blackwells (with the opportunity to buy Margaret Rooke’s new book), Dyslexia Scotland (and Dyslexia Scotland North East branch’s youth work display), Dekko comics and Designer Lucy Grainge.
Click here to book free places via Eventbrite. (The event starts at 6pm and guests are asked to arrive between 5.30 and 6pm).