In a wake to a local literary event, HK International Young Readers Festival, our teacher librarian collaborated with the Reading Team to run workshops for all the S1 and S2 students. The workshops took up 2 English lessons from each class during the period on 4-15 March.
During the workshops, our students met several international award-winning authors and gained some hands-on experiences in story-writing.
The workshops mainly took place in our school library. Howard Wong, a creative media consultant and award-winning author, gave workshops on Hold the Hero and Villain. Tristan Bancks, a children and teen author known for his amusing short stories, including, Two Wolves, gave workshops on The Basics of Short Story Writing. His Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Lamar Giles, a two-time Edgar Award finalist in the Young Adult category, for his debut Young Adult thrillers, Fake ID, Endangered and Overturned, gave workshops on Story Starters.