Author helps students turn a new page on their development

Moira and Passport students

Author helps students turn a new page on their development

Stirlingshire based author Moira McPartlin visited Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus recently to speak to students.

The event – which took place on Friday 16 March - was organised as part of Book Week Scotland with funding from Live Literature. Moira – who is also an experienced hill-walker – delivered a very engaging session in which she led the group through readings and exercises designed to help the 12 students from the Passport to Learning class, tell their own story and find out more about each other.

Moira, said: “The students were at first wary of embarking on a creative writing adventure but after a couple of group exercises they soon warmed to the task and produced some fine work during the session.  I enjoyed working with this group and hope they are successful in their future careers.”

Lisa McLaren, FVC Learning Services Coordinator, said: “The workshop was called ‘Working the imagination with Moira McPartlin’ and saw the students solve group learning exercises through group discussion. The session enhanced the imaginations of the group, encouraging them to use literature in everyday life, supporting them to think outside the box and feel comfortable in expressing their feelings on paper. We hope this workshop will help to deter the stereotypical image of literacy.”

Class Lecturer Neil McLeod, said: “It was very enjoyable and we are hoping to arrange a follow up session soon.”

More about Moira can be obtained by visiting Facebook Author Page or Twitter @moiramcpartlin




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