Lister Literary Festival

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Last week we welcomed four fantastic writers to Lister to tell us all about their lives and work. Novelist Alex Scarrow talked to years 6, 7 and 8 about his Time Riders adventure series, his career as a video games designer and his latest horror series about dissolving humans! Year 9 were really excited to welcome one of Lister’s favourite authors, Alex Wheatle. Alex chatted about his turbulent past from Brixton gangs, to winding up in prison and how books saved his life. His books have barely sat still on our shelves since. Plaistow-born crime novelist Dreda Say Mitchell inspired year 10 on Friday by sharing her journey to becoming a published writer despite friends telling her that her East End background would hold her back. We also had poet Adisa with us for two days wowing year 6 with his slick wordplay and leading a workshop with some year 7 creative writers. The poetry they produced was brilliant!

Ms Rowe

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