On Thursday, January 10th, Cinda Williams Chima, the author of The Warrior Heir and The Wizard Heir, visited Newton for the day. Students participated in grade level assemblies in the gym and a small group of interested students attended a fantasy writing workshop in the library. Mrs. Chima talked about her life and how she became and author through a Power Point presentation. One really interesting part of the programs was when Mrs. Chima showed us how she goes through the editing process and how her publisher designs the cover art. Each assembly concluded with questions and answers and an opportunity for students to purchase books and have them autographed.
During the writing workshop, Mrs. Chima guided students into designing a template for a fantasy story or novel. Students chose a character, decribed them and their attributes and problems. Many students commented that they were ready to write a story at the conclusion of the workshop!
Thanks PTO for providing the funds for this great experience for our students!