Young Adult Fiction Podcast goes Live

Ishbel, Sadie, Bethany and Stephen have been on a four week podcasting course at the library:


Last night we launched their finished podcast at a celebration event with friends, family, local councillors and literary types. There was a harp player and canopes and we all enjoyed listening to a preview of their brilliant podcast.

UPDATE: See photos of the event from Literary Paparazzi Chis Scott here.

Their podcast includes:

    • an interview with award winning author Keith Gray
    • a reading and interview with up and coming author Roy Gill (his first book is set in Edinburgh!)
    • a book review of a new trilogy from Black and White Publishing (Jack Shian)
    • tips on writing and inspiration for reading

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud here

Their workshops included a tour of the sonic lodge recording studio over the road:


I enjoyed running the workshops with the teenagers and was so impressed with their initial applications and then with how well they worked as a team.

Author Keith Gray said they were better interviewers than journalists! Here’s a picture of all of us with Keith Gray:


And with author Roy Gill:


We’d love to hear what you think of the podcast and we’d be happy for your to embed it into your blog or website – please just link back to the Leith Library blog when you do and let us know so we can share it via our twitter and facebook.


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Screenwriter (CBeebies), science communicator, storyteller, author, podcaster and poet. @auntyemily on twitter (:
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4 Responses to Young Adult Fiction Podcast goes Live

  1. Roy says:

    Reblogged this on Roy Gill and commented:
    I was really pleased to be asked by Emily Dodd to take part in a YA Podcast being run by teenagers at Leith Library. Some great questions – I hope you’ll take a listen, and do feel free to share…

  2. Marianne Wheelaghan says:

    It was a lovely evening – and really interesting podcast! well done Ishbel, Sadie, Bethany and Stephen 🙂

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