“Every time they turn on the TV or open a paper they’re hit with all this scary stuff happening around the world. It’s a time, for all of us, of uncertainty and unease. It’s not surprising that they’re interested in reading about what the world might become.”
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Check out our Heroes & Villians video, a collaborative project from 2011/12, between Waterford teens, local graphic artist Declan Pierce and creative writing tutor Eimear Cheasty.
Lois Lowry recently announced that the long-hoped for movie of her 1993 novel The Giver is finally on the way, with Jeff Bridges starring!
Just call me Thalia Odinshoot from now on.
Laurie Hanse Anderson turned to poetry in 2009 to reflect the amazing responses she received from young readers who had gone through ordeals similar to Melinda’s in Speak.
“A couple of times a week for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.
“No. That’s not entirely correct.
“A couple of times a day, nearly every day for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.”
Author of Speak, Laurie Hanse Anderson, responds to questions about how she views main character Melinda’s life after the end of Speak and what her pans are for the future of the story.