Nikki Sheehan, author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? and Swan Boy delights and inspires Year 7s
Nikki Sheehan, author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? and the recently published Swan Boy came to Fortismere Library on Thursday 12th May and delighted over 100 Year 7 students with her recommendation that they should all be like magpies and collect “shiny things” – snippets of day to day incidents. These are perfect for slipping into creative writing to make it zing. We also ooohed and aaahed over her slide show of animals with human characteristics and all decided what animal we would be and how we’d fit that animal’s behavioural traits into (metaphorical) descriptions of our own characters. Interestingly, there were a few sloths…! And one snake. A wonderful visit from a very lovely lady.