A GLASGOW youth worker and awardwinning screenwriter is getting ready to inspire young readers at a city school.

Michael Lee Richardson, whose film My Loneliness is Killing Me won a BAFTA, will join Eastbank Academy as writer-in-residence for the next school year.

Michael is one of 13 authors taking part in the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature initiative.

He said: “I’ve worked with Eastbank Academy in the past, and I’m incredibly excited to be working on this longer-term project with them.

“We’ll be working with words and looking at ways to make LGBT+ pupils and their experiences more visible within the school – I can’t wait to get started.”

Dana Neumannova, school librarian at Eastbank Academy, said: “We are excited about working with Michael Lee Richardson on a project involving some of our most vulnerable pupils and celebrating their strengths and individuality.

“The residency will complement the work currently underway within the school and will assist us in celebrating LGBT+ voices and stories.”