Wednesday, May 20, 2009

G. Brassi - NZ writer comes to visit

Today Morrinsville Intermediate was lucky enough to meet Gretchen Brassi, a wonderful children’s author (she has written books like Mayday, Attacked and Skull Island). She came in and spoke to students who were interested in writing and her books. She sat in our school library for half an hour at lunchtime and enthralled the students with her wonderful stories about her childhood and how she got into writing. Fleur Beale is her cousin and she has been quoted in an interview with Christchurch city libraries that “I owe her a lot as she encouraged me to try writing myself”. Gretchen lives in Hamilton and is a member of “writers in schools”. Gretchen read us some of the book "Mayday" and told us how the story came bout. The video is coming soon for you to find out more. We felt very privileged to have such a wonderful author visit our school.

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