More than 1,850 viewers and 18 schools across the Wokingham Borough took part in another series of the coveted Authors into Schools project.
Hosted by Wokingham Borough Libraries and supported by More Arts, the events took place online throughout May. Students got to know the authors, explored the exclusive behind-the-scenes of their books, and had the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting questions.
From Stories from the Heart and the Hearth with Sita Brahmachari through toAlex Wheatle’s Cane Warriors and writing comedy with Clare Rees – the sessions were both engaging and interactive and provided a great enhancement to the usual curriculum.
“The Authors into Schools project is continuously thriving,” said Cllr Bill Soane, executive member for Neighbourhoods and Communities. “Meeting the authors, hearing them describe and introduce their books in their own words is a fascinating, enriching experience. My huge thanks to our dedicated library staff - thank you for inspiring and nurturing the love for literature in our youngest generations.”
Jim Stockley from More Arts added: “Against the current challenging background for any activities, More Arts is especially pleased to continue supporting this initiative. The numbers of young people who have been in engaged is testimony to the hard work done by the organisers. And it is an important element in enhancing their own personal well-being. Our applause to the library service at and here’s to next year.”
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