September 25, 2021

BAFTA-winning author Michael Lee Richardson will work on the Glasgow School project ‘Celebrating LGBT + Voices’

Glasgow Youth Worker and award-winning screenwriter City School is gearing up to impress young readers.

Michael Lee Richardson, Jn the film My loneliness is killing me who won BAFTA, will be living as a writer at East Bank Academy for the next academic year.

Michael is one of 13 authors contributing to the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature initiative.

He said: “I have worked with East Bank Academy in the past, and I am incredibly excited to work with them on this long-term project.

“We will work with words and find ways to make LGBT + students and their experiences more visible within the school – I can’t wait to get started.”

Dana Newmanova, a school librarian at East Bank Academy, said: “We are excited to work with Michael Lee Richardson on a project that involves some of our weakest students and is celebrating their strengths and individuality.

“The Residency will complete the work currently underway at the school and help us celebrate LGBT + voices and stories.”

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