Famous Author Talks With Year 7 English Students
Year 7 Students had the opportunity to talk with famous Australian author Lee Battersby, as part of their English curriculum recently. The Year 7 girls have been studying Battersby’s text ‘Magrit’ in class.
Battersby is the author of over 70 stories and has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Aurealis and Australia Shadows.
Over a Skype call, students were given insight into Battersby’s life and career as an author, as well as the context, surround his novel ‘Magrit’. Following this, the girls were given the opportunity ask Battersby some questions.
Year 7 Student Sascha Finlay-Collins said that her favourite part of the talk was when they were able to directly ask questions. She stated that “this was fascinating as a lot of our queries about some of the ideas and concepts in the novel were answered”.
Sascha also learnt that when looking for inspiration to write a story, “it is good to research topics you are interested in and other texts that are close to your heart, to create a text you are passionate about and will enjoy writing.”
We thank Lee Battersby for taking the time to talk to our students and enrich their knowledge of the text ‘Magrit’ and the creative writing industry!
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