Tag Archives: Author Visits

¡Hola! World Book Day

Thursday March 3rd is World Book Day for the UK. Nottingham author Kim Slater is visiting us for a round of Year 7 Writing Workshops with her first novel, Smart, receiving multiple book award nominations and four prizes to date. … Continue reading

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Seven Stories is 10 Years Old

No, that is not a grammatical error. Seven Stories is the home for British children’s literature, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. Housed in what used to be a Victorian mill with beautiful views of the Ouseburn River, … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread

A new initiative driven by James Walker of Nottingham Writers’ Studio is the creation of an interactive reading environment Dawn of the Unread which combines Nottingham history, graphic fiction and digital learning with the work of local authors and artists … Continue reading

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What’s your favourite Metasphere?

Year 6 and 7 had a very absorbing talk from Jeff Norton yesterday to coincide with WBD.  Promoting the fourth and final book in his MetaWars series, Jeff introduced (most of us) to the terms and concepts of Digital Legacy, Meta-trends, Meta-Spheres and Tech … Continue reading

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Owen Sheers

We had a fabulous GCSE Poetry Event with Owen Sheers before half term.  He read extensively from Skirrid Hill and, the yet to be published, Pink Mist.  There is nothing better than a poet introducing their own work before reading it.  … Continue reading

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Bali Rai

We had an inspiring visit from Author Bali Rai this week. His audience of Year 8 boys totally identified with his humorous description of growing up as a British Asian surrounded by friends of diverse backgrounds. His incredulousness at the … Continue reading

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Author is Old Nottinghamian

                  Fifty or so years ago one of the best known British childrens’ writers was Geoffrey Trease. He was the author of over 113 novels over 64 years, specialising in history novels, … Continue reading

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The Titan Prophecy

On March 1st, World Book Day, Year Seven had a visit from A.M.Crawford, a writer who has turned her hand to YA Fiction, from the world of political journalism, and published her first novel, The Titan Prophecy last month. I … Continue reading

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Kevin Crossley-Holland

  Yesterday the annual ceremony for turning on the lights of the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square took place. Any Blue Peter fans of the last forty years will know that the 70 foot spruce is a gift from Norway in … Continue reading

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Year 7s meet Muchamore

Very few authors have done more to keep boys reading in the last six years than Robert Muchamore, the author of the Cherub series.  This week we were invited by King Edward’s School, Birmingham to meet the author in the … Continue reading

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