Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tenterden Rural Alliance Regional Book Award

2013 saw the start of the Tenterden Rural Alliance Regional Book Award. Homewood School teamed with twelve feeder primary schools to read and discuss the three shortlisted books.

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera for the event. Mark Lowry, author of Socks are Not Enough and Pants are Everything (if you haven't read them yet...put them on your list!) was our fab compere for the event and threw curly-wurlys into the crowd as if there were no tomorrow. Gillian Cross joined us by video link to talk about her book, After Tomorrow. Nicky Singer, author of Feather Boy told us about the inspiration behind Feather Boy...it involved trespassing into derelict houses (don't try it...she warned us!)

The event was organised by staff and students who put a huge amount of effort into the running of the evening.

Students from Homewood School read out their WWI poems to the audience...the poetry was beautiful, reflective and quite chilling at the same time...showing the wealth of talent at the school.

I was chuffed to have been on the shortlist and hugely chuffed that Sky Hawk won (and receive an honorary curly-wurly too) :0)


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