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Wow! As I said in my previous post – there are perks that come with teaching and yesterday delivered an absolute peach. Two super presentations by two lovely writers, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave and Vanessa Altin. Kiran’s presentation told the students about crafting a story – how she built settings and characters. Excellent advice to young writers. Vanessa, on the other hand, told the students about real life. She told us of her experiences in camps with refugee children – heart-rending stories that had us grown-ups holding back the tears; she showed us images that broke our hearts. But the most inspirational thing that she did was to pass the baton onto the students- to charge them with the responsibility of taking this world of ours and changing it, of protecting the innocents, of caring. As I said – a wonderful day.

 

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