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LRC World Book Day Event

LRC World Book Day Event - Twist a Fairytale

On World Book Day 2018, Coombe Girls’ School was fortunate to secure a visit from Kate and Liz Corr, the sisters who have written The Witch’s Kiss trilogy together. Our guests visited school to host a Creative Writing session in the LRC entitled ‘Twist a Fairytale’.

A selection of budding writers from Years 7-10 attended the event, which began with an overview of story structure before making comparisons between The Witch’s Kiss and Sleeping Beauty - the fairytale that inspired it.  The girls were then split into six groups and given the title of a fairytale to rework and a new character to add to the mix. Ten minutes later and each group was given a further object prompt to inject into their story planning.  The groups enthusiastically engaged with the task, brainstroming lots of great ideas and coming up with interesting twists. At the end of the session students presented their story synopses to the rest of the group and we heard a variety of very creative ideas.

Following the session, Kate and Liz took a selection of questions about writing, rewriting, and publishing books and stayed during break for a book sale/signing.   The girls thoroughly enjoyed the event and we thank Kate and Liz for visiting.