Cowes Enterprise College will host Isle of Wight Literary Festival workshops. Picture by Robin Crossley.
STUDENTS will be treated to a series of workshops at Cowes Enterprise College to kick off this year’s Isle of Wight Literary Festival.
As part of the festival, the college teamed up with event organisers to put together a fun day of events today (Friday), with an emphasis on enhancing students’ enthusiasm for reading and writing.
To kick off the programme, students of Cowes Enterprise and Carisbrooke College will be given an illustrated talk by Island author and former soldier Jamie Fineran about his new thriller, Sabre 6 – File 51, followed by a question and answer session.
Crime authors Bob and Carol Bridgestock give students the benefit of their combined 47 years’ experience in the police force with their interactive workshop, Need for Communication and Observation, which will include a mock crime scene investigation set-up.
Running simultaneously throughout the afternoon will be a series of literary workshops.
Year 10 boys will take part in a session run by The Phoenix Comic Graphic Workshop, while GCSE drama students will participate in a workshop run by Island drama company, Original Theatre, which will feature a performance of Act V from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Adult fantasy author Emma Wills and Island-based children’s author Diana Kimpton will give interactive presentations.