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Thought-provoking talks and tips from authors

Workshops and talks by visiting authors as well as a Creative Writing Competition were held in the Havering Sixth Form College Library in celebration of Reading Week.

Author Lydia Syson, a young adult fiction novelist, held an informative session, giving students tips on how to write a story using her MEAL plan (Main point, Evidence/Example, Analysis and Link).

Later in the week, philosopher and author Dr Stephen Law visited College to hold an Aiming Higher Drop-in session and also gave a thought-provoking philosophical talk on free will and whether we learn and are enriched through suffering.

On World Book Day the Library gave out free book tokens to students and launched a Creative Writing Competition with the theme of Freedom.

The winning student will receive a £25 book token prize as well as the opportunity to become a published author in the College’s own Writeous Magazine.

Librarian Jennifer Cooper said: “The authors’ talks were well received by our students and complemented their courses well. The Aiming Higher drop-in session with Dr Stephen Law gave students some good advice about Oxbridge and Russell Group universities."

 

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