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Pem­ber­ton Dis­trict High School in­vited au­thor Juliet Mar­il­lier to the school last week to teach the Year 9 stu­dents about the so­cio-cul­tural im­por­tance of fairy tales.

English teacher Kar­ri­anne Hughes-Batt or­gan­ised the work­shop af­ter some of her stu­dents chose to study some of Mar­il­lier’s short sto­ries from her book Prickle Moon.

“She took a cre­ative work al­ter­na­tive shop where the Year 9s were given the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss what they had learnt in class about the pur­pose of fairy tales, such as the Grimm Brothers,” Ms Hughes-Batt said.

Ms Hughes-Batt said Mar­il­lier talked about nar­ra­tive point-of-view and how the third and first per­son views were the ones typ­i­cally used for fairy tales and en­cour­aged the stu­dents to look at writ­ing from point-of-views to the pro­tag­o­nist.

Af­ter the ses­sion, the stu­dents were in­vited to a Q&A ses­sion and asked ques­tions about what it was like to be a pro­fes­sional writer, tips for as­pir­ing au­thors and the pro­cesses of writ­ing and pub­lish­ing a book.

Mar­il­lier has do­nated some of her signed books to the school’s li­brary.

Stu­dents at Pem­ber­ton Dis­trict High School par­tic­i­pated in the cre­ative writ­ing work­shop with au­thor Juliet Mar­il­lier.

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