Author Nikki Sheehan Inspires Year 8 and 9 Students
Year 8 and 9 students have had an amazing afternoon in the company of Nikki Sheehan, author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff and Swan Boy. Coordinated by Mrs Geeson in partnership with KGGS, Nikki visited to talk about her books and writing process and, with her contagious creativity and imagination, inspired our students to collectively start to create their own story.
It was fantastic to see the brainstorming of ideas come together with Nikki really challenging students to think beyond the obvious and be really inventive. The workshop was followed by an insightful Q&A session: How long did it take you write Swan Boy? (7 weeks but about a year of editing), What animal would you like to be? (A horse) and When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? (at the age of about 7 when she had a poem published in a magazine). And Nikki’s biggest piece of advice for any aspiring authors out there? “Read, Read, Read and Write, Write, Write – just keep on writing!”