We were delighted to have Fleur visit King's last Wednesday as part of the New Zealand Post Book Awards. Students from King's, Taieri College and Macandrew Intermediate were invited to attend a talk and then selected students from each school attended a writers workshop in the King's Library with Fleur. It was an excellent opportunity, students gained insight into the process of writing, the kinds of things editors are looking for, how to deal with dialogue and plenty of other things as well.
Below are some photos of Fleur speaking and of the students at the writing workshop.
It should be said that since her visit we have had a rush for her new book called Dirt Bomb which is about three friends who find an old car in a ditch, and have to pool their money to make it go so that they can use it as a paddock racer, but it is hard to do that if you don't have any money! It is a great book!