School Visits – Longford Libraries, Oct 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting four libraries in Longford. As well as reading from my book, I discussed story writing and then got the groups to create their own brand new Viking God and make up a story based on this character.

First up were the class from 124, St Mels College in Longford. They created a god called Tauro who could time travel, make faces melt off and had a fingernail that would shoot out to kill his enemies. Next the class from Ballymahon wrote stories about a god who was being kidnapped by a freak show. The group from Lanesboro came up with a Viking god called BillyBob. One of his special powers was the ability to eat as much Chinese food as he wanted. Finally, the class from Granard created a goddess called ‘UGLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE’ who loved giving flies electric shocks. Read the rest of this entry »