Well, there is a first for everything! Having run numerous author events in school, the Library Ladiez decided to accept an invitation to take a party to BGS to hear the present Children’s Laureate and award winning author Malorie Blackman speak. So we took 25 students from Y8 – 12 up to a very different school to our own for a lovely literary event, with tea!
From the film of Noughts and Crosses
Yes, Bristol Grammar School does look like Hogwarts!!
Malorie spoke with great enthusiasm and humour.
Time for a signing and chat
..and more chat
This is what Proby, Y8 had to say:
Yesterday I went to see Malorie Blackman at Bristol Grammar School where she talked about her career as a writer. She is a mature, happy, funny lady with deep thoughts about how things happening around the world will affect the future. As a result of her great mind she has written 61 inspiring books (I’ve read Trust Me and Hacker). Malorie Blackman has so many sides to her personality that she writes books in many different ways. She even uses her dreams and nightmares! Not everything went to plan because when publishers didn’t like her stories she nearly gave up, but luckily she didn’t because her family strongly believed in her and supported her. She really is a special person!
We have 32 tickets to see popular YA author and new Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, at Bristol Grammar School on Monday 25th November, 5 – 7pm.
We will be leaving school at 3.30pm in order to arrive at BGS in time for refreshments before the main event. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to purchase a book signed by the author before returning for around 7pm.
Tickets cost £8 (including entrance, refreshments and a contribution to the coach) and are available from the Library Ladiez (first come-first serve)
Malorie is a lovely and inspiring lady, who has been writing for many years and she will be presenting her new novel Noble Conflict. She is best known for her multi award-winning Noughts & Crosses series where she addresses racial issues,depicting a world in which black people (Crosses) are the ruling elite and white people (noughts) are confined to minority status, denied legal rights and work in menial jobs. The novels focus on the frustrated love affair between a black girl, Sephy, and a white boy,Callum. The couple have been described as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.
As Children’s Laureate, Malorie is championing the wide and varied work of authors writing for teenagers today, as well as encouraging all children to own a Library Card.
So if you are a fan, keen reader or aspiring writer, this is the trip for you!