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Author Visit – Jane Mitchell

This term the second year English students studied the novel Chalkline by Dublin based author Jane Mitchell. This powerful story set in northern India, in war torn area called Kashmir, follows a young boy Rafiq who is kidnapped and forced to become a child soldier. Jane Mitchell conducted a two hour workshop with the students that involved reading extracts from the Chalkline, questioning and discussion around the story, characters and main themes of the novel, an activity on how to be a better writer, as well as insight on what it is to be a published writer. It was a really enjoyable experience.

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