Monique visitwhat world is leftLast week we had Montreal author Monique Polak come to the school to do a seminar on the writing process and her historical book “What World is Left”.  She met with all the grade 8 students over two periods.  Her talks are always engaging and lively.  The students had great questions and I think they walked away with a good sense on what it takes to be a writer but also some life lessons.  She has a couple of quotes that keep her motivated – the one that struck a chord for me was “Dig Down Deep”.

You can read about her visit to Westwood Jr on her blog: http://www.moniquepolak.com/monique-s-blog/blog-archive/entry/she-almost-made-me-cry-but-don-t-tell-anyone-i-said-that

This visit was made possible through the intercultural grant that we received from the School Board and from our Home & School Committee.  A big thank you for supporting these projects!!

The Library has many of her titles available.  Drop by the Library and check out the display!

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