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#FridayFeeling Why #AuthorVisits Are Important @NatashaWing @truditrueit @marynethery @janekurtz @janetleecarey @KirbyLarson @teresafunke

Happy Friday! We asked some of our favorite authors why author visits are important and their favorite thing about visits. Here are their answers.

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We Need Diverse Books, But Who Gets To Make Them?

This diversity in kid lit is a tough subject and definitely requires walking a tightrope between stereotype and inclusion. I’ve written before about doing a few speaking gigs on diversity even though I’m a white, middle age male. 947 more words

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Year 8 Author Visit - Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson, author, film-maker and Everest summiteer visited Thornden School yesterday.

He started the day running a creative writing workshop for 16 lucky year 8 pupils.  180 more words

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Art Competition for Year 7s

Do you enjoy doodling?

Do you want to see your design in print?

Why not enter the art competition to celebrate the visit of Chris Riddell to Thornden Hall on Tuesday, 7th March 2017. 49 more words

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Katherine Brabon, winner of The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award for her first novel, The Memory Artist, launches Laureate 2016

On Wednesday, 24 November members of the school community celebrated the launch of the 2015–16 edition of the English Faculty’s literary magazine, Laureate.

In what was a very special occasion, staff, students and parents gathered in the school library to recognise the outstanding creative writing and artworks of Melbourne High School students. 314 more words


Doubling entries to young writers competition!

When Jill Stevens, Literacy Co-ordinator at Collingbourne Cof E Primary launched a whole school writing competition she was expecting the usual 20-30 entries from the children at her small village school. 549 more words

Creative Literacy

Who Knew Teaching Writing Could Be So Much Fun?

Yesterday, on a cool fall day , I was able to share types of writing,  writing organization, and a little bit of Gianna the Great… 64 more words