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Saturday 5 October 2019

James Watt South Lecture Theatre
University of Glasgow

The annual ASLS Schools Conference is a vital resource for teachers wishing to explore Scottish literature and language in the classroom. The conference will contribute at least 8 hours of CPD in areas of language and literature across the curriculum.
  • Conference fee: £40.00
  • ASLS Member’s rate: £35.00
    (all bookings include tea/coffee and lunch)

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9:45–10:15am Registration & Coffee
10:15–10:30 Welcome
10:30–11:00 Contemporary Teenage Fiction
– Maureen Farrell
11:00–11:30 Stories in Scots for S1–S3
– James Robertson
11:30–12:00pm Tea & Coffee
12:00–12:30 The Cone-Gatherers and other novels by Robin Jenkins – Ann MacKinnon
12:30–1:00 Young Writers’ Awards
1:00–2:00 LUNCH
2:00–2:30 Edwin Morgan’s translation of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac – John Corbett
2:30–3:00 Rona Munro’s Bold Girls and other plays – Gillian Sargent
3:00–3:30 Launch of Voices of Scotland: Scottish Poetry for Levels 2 and 3 – Morna Fleming and Lorna Smith
3:30 Close of conference

  • Professor John Corbett is based in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Sâo Paulo where he teaches English linguistics.
  • Dr Maureen Farrell is a former teacher of English, and is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.
  • Dr Morna Fleming and Lorna Smith are former teachers of English, and editors of Voices of Scotland, an anthology of Scottish poetry for Levels 2 and 3.
  • Ann MacKinnon is a former teacher of English and an award-winning poet and author in Scots and English.
  • James Robertson is an author and poet. His works include The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, And The Land Lay Still and To Be Continued….
  • Dr Gillian Sargent is a teacher of English at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock, and has tutored in Scottish Literature with the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School.

Publishers, booksellers and academic organisations will all be present at the conference. Free parking will be available within the main campus (enter by main gate on University Avenue).


For further information please contact

Staff: Duncan Jones
Address: ASLS
Department of Scottish Literature
University of Glasgow
7 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
Phone/Fax: +44 (0) 141 330 5309


Last updated 3 September 2019.