Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Creative Writing Talk at St Mary's School

On Monday night, I was fortunate enough to speak at the launch of a book club at St Mary's DSG (my very first speaking engagement! The first of many, I hope!). The Grade 8 and 9 girls had decorated the room beautifully to match the colours of my book cover - purple, pink and blue! And there was sparkly stuff because, you know, MAGIC!

I don't know what this room normally looks like, but on Monday night it was gorgeous.



Isn't that cool?!

Getting ready to talk...

Sharing the joys of Pinterest!

Look, I'm signing a book!


Pajamas + faerie wings = awesome combo!

With some students and teachers.

More sparkly decorations!
I've missed speaking to young people since I left teaching at the end of last year, so it was really cool to speak to these girls. They had great questions and fantastic ideas about where to take their newly launched book club in the future. KEEP READING AND WRITING, GIRLS, and THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME!


13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How wonderful!! Looks like they went all out with the decorations.

J.L. Campbell said...

It must be wonderful to be part of launching a book club. Well done.

Suzanne Furness said...

That is so cool, love those decorations! Congratulations and well done.

Natalie Aguirre said...

That room looked so cool. And so did you signing those books. You're lucky you were a teacher. It probably helps with the public speaking. I'm pretty scared of that part of being an author even if I am an attorney.

Krista McLaughlin said...

Looks like you had a great time! The room looks very nice and you got to sign a book! Cool!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen Gardner said...

Wow, they really went all out for you, Rachel. That's so cool!

Elise Fallson said...

Looks like you all had a great time! And they did such a beautiful job decorating. Bravo! :D

Emilyann Girdner said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! Big congrats on your first speaking engagement :) The room was beautiful.

CS Severe said...

The girls outdid themselves with the decorations. It looks so professional! Love it. Congrats on your first speaking engagement. Must have been exciting!

Damyanti said...

That place looks lovely, and you look gorgeous, Rachel.
I only ever do workshops, never a speaking engagement!

Annalisa Crawford said...

That's so cool! I guess being a teacher makes you immune to the shivering nervousness that I'd experience in that situation :-)

Rachel Morgan said...

Definitely not immune, Annalisa! It certainly helped, but I was still nervous!