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Moulsham High School

Award Winning Authors heading to Moulsham High School

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019 two award winning authors, Steven Camden (Polarbear) and Jenny McLachlan will be paying a visit to Moulsham High School for the first ever MHS Book Festival.


The acclaimed duo will deliver workshops and talks for the schools Year 8 and Year 9 pupils. Students will also have the opportunity to meet the authors in the library during lunch time and buy a copy of their book, at a discounted price, which can be signed on the day.


Books available to buy:


  • Sunkissed by Jenny McLachlan - £6.00
  • Star Struck by Jenny McLachlan - £6.00
  • The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan - £6.00
  • Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan - £7.00
  • Everything All At Once by Steve Camden, £5.50


Steven Camden, is one of the most respected spoken word artists in the UK. Since 2007 he has performed his work internationally, as Polarbear, gracing stages from Kuala Lumpur to California via Glastonbury and The Royal Shakespeare Company. His work has featured on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6. A published author, Steven has written three Young Adult novels: Tape, It's About Love, and Nobody Real. In July 2019 his debut poetry collection Everything All At Once was awarded the CLPE Poetry Award.


Children's novelist, Jenny McLachlan, has written several books including, her most recent novel The Land of RoarSun KissedFlirty Dancing and the award winning Truly Wildly Deeply. Having studied English at university, Jenny started her career as a secondary school teacher, something she loved and which encouraged her to write. She planned and started lots of different stories, which were all abandoned and pushed to the back of the drawer, then, one day, the plot for Flirty Dancing came together; her character’s story was so alive Jenny knew it was a story she would have to finish. In 2013, after attending the Winchester Writers’ Festival, Jenny plucked up the courage to send Flirty Dancing to a children’s fiction agent.  With dazzling speed she was then signed by Bloomsbury to write the four books in the series.


The MHS Book Festival is only possible due to the funding proved by The Jack Petchey Foundation. Last month they awarded MHS Librarian, Neva Hales, their Outstanding Leader Award. The scheme, which sees young people nominate adults who have inspired and supported them, highlights and recognises the incredible commitment of adults who work with schools and youth organisations and are dedicated to supporting young people.

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