Author’s visit to school is no fantasy
Last updated at 13:35, Friday, 06 December 2013
Pupils at a Workington school met an award-winning fantasy author.
Joseph Delaney, 68, of Lancashire, author of The Wardstone Chronicles series of children’s fantasy books, spent the day with year eight pupils from St Joseph’s School last week.
He gave a presentation on his novels and talked about an upcoming film, Seventh Son, which is based on his first book The Spook’s Apprentice.
He signed copies of his books and read from the 13th and final novel in the series, The Spook’s Revenge.
The visit was part of a tour of schools in Cumbria organised by a Lancashire bookshop.
Many of the pupils had read The Spook’s Apprentice during English lessons.
Catherine Keevil, learning resource centre manager, said: “The aim was to create enthusiasm and excitement about books, raise school literacy levels and encourage reading for pleasure.”
Mr Delaney also visited Keswick School and Cockermouth School as part of the tour.
The Seventh Son film, starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, is due for release early next year.
First published at 13:33, Friday, 06 December 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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