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Cathy MacPhail visits S3

Author Catherine MacPhail visits Menzieshill High

An audience of S3 pupils were held enthralled by author Catherine MacPhail as she talked to them about her novels and how she came to write them. They had been reading her award winning novel “Fighting Back” in class and were so enthusiastic about it, borrowing many of her other titles from the library, that Miss Scott the librarian arranged for her to come and talk to them.

Her infectious enthusiasm and story-telling had them thoroughly engaged and when she read them the first chapter of her new novel “Mosi’s War” you could almost feel the frustration that they would have to wait months before they could find out what happened next. Cathy involved members of the audience as well, making them characters in the stories she told as she showed how a novel developed and after answering questions from the audience she left us with our very own challenge: the first line of a story for us to write!

More photos of her visit are here.

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