Creative writing workshops with Joffre White

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we received a visit from Joffre White, author of Frog.  He led several lively and interesting writing workshops for year 8 and 9 students, encouraging them to come up with their own villainous characters and to begin to develop a story about them.  This is what Matthew had to say:

“I really enjoyed the creative writing workshop with Joffre White – he was very inspiring.  He talked about how knowledge really is power, and how if you don’t like reading, read up on your dream or something you like – there is a book for everything.  He also talked about how, as an author, you need to find a subject you are passionate about to make the reader passionate with you.  I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and I will never read a book in the same way again.”

Matthew Mayler 8S1               

Joffre signs a copy of 'Frog' for a student.

Students develop their creative ideas!