21 Nov 2005

The sport of reading - Guest Author at Kid's Literary Quiz

The 'sport of reading'
I was invited to be Guest Author and Scorer for the Kid's Literary Quiz, an international event to promote children's literacy initiated by Quizmaster, Professor Wayne Mills (University of Auckland, New Zealand), and sponsored by The Times Educational Supplement.

Professor Mills' idea was that the Kid's Lit Quiz would be the 'sport of reading' for children aged 11-13, when interest in reading has traditionally dipped. The event was held on 21 November at Wadebridge Secondary School. I was very honoured to be asked to hand out the prizes and congratulate the participants.

See you next time in the Story House.

Happy writing... and reading!