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Writers visit to Warwick

Warwick welcomed authors Dave Rudden and William Hussey.

The Literacy Trust has recently published a report on the importance of ‘writing for pleasure’ and the effect that this has on achievement so it was timely that we had a day at Warwick School devoted to writing. Linked to a competition about ‘journeys’, the boys were given a range of talks and workshops on how to write a short story from experts in the field. We were joined by Dave Rudden who is an exciting new writer and the winner of the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year and at the Irish Book Awards 2016 and William Hussey who writes more Gothic stories and his most famous is Jekyll’s Mirror which is described as ‘a creepy thriller’. Hannah Thompson gave the boys a workshop on the importance of the visual in writing and our own Meg Harper worked with the boys on how to structure a plot by using her own short stories as examples. The boys will be submitting their stories to the Dragonfly competition over the summer holidays.