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Author Visits COHS/MP to Present Writer's Workshop

Author and musician Jamie Purnell presented a writer's workshop in Mr. Duisberg's Creative Writing class, using music, poetry, and illustrations from Nicole Taylor to inspire students to dig deeper into their own creativity.  Students were asked to share their own writing and consider which images were the most powerful, and which moves drew the reader in.  His short story/songbook Proud Penguin was a popular hit met with warm applause.  Honored guests at the workshop included Canyon Oaks Librarian and Monrovia Schools Foundation Representative Bruce Staller, and Monrovia Public Library Youth Librarian Elizabeth Schneider.