Last 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!