S1s enjoy Kwame Alexander Live Talk

Almost 100 S1 pupils watched New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander speak live on Thursday 31st January as part of the Scottish Book Trust/BBC Learning Scotland’s Author Live scheme. Pupils listened as Kwame spoke about his novels in verse, read extracts and led a powerful discussion about his books and why he thinks poetry is such an interesting way of telling stories. For many this was their first introduction to novels in this format and it was a fun and engaging taster session. The highlight of the event, however, was when Kwame gave Hazlehead Academy a shout out – see the video below from around 37 minutes!

Kwame Alexander – Authors Live