Author Visit - Matt Killeen, Orphan Monster Spy

Matt Killeen, the author of the bestselling book "Orphan Monster Spy" and its sequel - "Devil Darling Spy", talked to our students in years 9 & 10 about heroes in fiction and in reality, the resistance, and about his inspiration for writing books set during World War Two.

The talk was followed by a writing workshop, which analysed the great literary beginnings and famous first lines in order to inspire students to write their own opening to a story.

Matt was very complimentary about the quality of opening lines presented by the students and encouraged them to work on them further. His advice was to write as much as possible, practicing the skill of storytelling and read widely, to establish a baseline of writing quality to measure yourselves against.