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Cathy Farr Creative Writing Workshop

On 14th January R10 and R11 pupils enjoyed a visit from a local author, Cathy Farr.  She led a creative writing workshop for each year group where they were encouraged to create their own imaginary pet.  Cathy Farr talked about her own books and what inspired her to write fiction.  Pupils were also given the opportunity to purchase signed copies of her books.

This is what some of the R11 pupils wrote about her visit:

Joshua wrote, ‘When Cathy Farr came to visit, I found it very exciting.  Cathy Farr is the author of the books Moon Chase and Moon Crossing.  I have not yet read Moon Crossing but I found Moon Chase amazing.  I really enjoyed her visit as we got to hear about what she did when she was young and what it takes to be an author.’

Ben wrote, ‘I particularly enjoyed Cathy Farr’s visit to St John’s as she was open minded and gave us top tips on how to write.  It was interesting when she explained how she had created the great hounds in her fantasy land.’

Mrs Thompson.

14 January 2014

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