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Famous authors pay a virtual visit to schools across Wokingham Borough

Famous authors pay a virtual visit to schools across Wokingham Borough

09 March 2021

More than 5210 viewers and 18 schools across the Wokingham Borough took part in another series of the much-loved Authors into Schools project. The events, hosted by Wokingham Borough Libraries took place online throughout February and entertained a diverse age group, from primary to secondary school children.


Students got to know the authors, explored the exclusive behind-the-scenes of their books and had the opportunity to ask questions. Gabrielle Kent taught viewers how to have a good idea, whilst Serena Patel shared some of her tips on becoming an author. Story time with Tina Stubbs and her bugs brought a lot of fun, and Will Mabbitts’ I Am a Sensible Gibbon provided the laughter.


“I’m delighted that the Authors into Schools initiative is going strength to strength, despite the challenging times we are currently in,” said Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure. “I’d specifically like to thank our dedicated library staff who continue to come up with creative ways to make the lockdown period easier for our youngest residents, and ignite the passion for books and literature.”


The sessions were sponsored by the BBC’s 100 novels that shaped our world - list of genre-bursting titles with the power to change lives, curated by leading authors and critics.


Wokingham Borough Libraries provides a rich online offer for older residents too, with monthly author and poet interviews and captivating book chats. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.

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