Author inspires love of language
Thursday, 21st November, 2013
By Nick Gibbs
Morgan Street Primary School was a hub of creativity yesterday when Australian children’s author Jane Carroll held a series of creative writing workshops for years 2 and 5.
Students were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild as Jane compared the art of storytelling to making a movie in your head and writing what you see.
“Make sure it’s fat and juicy,” she advised.
“You can do it in a novel or in a sentence - it’s all about showing detail.”
For the benefit of the adults in the room, Jane explained that this translated to ensuring the reader was fully engaged as story-telling was all about the creative relationship between audience and author.
Morgan Street Primary School teacher, Sanny Dougherty, said she expected the visit to promote a stronger relationship between students and the English language.
“It’s all about learning to have fun with words and making narrative story-telling interesting and descriptive,” Sanny said.