C.T Furlong. 7th March 2011
On Monday 7th March author C.T Furlong visited DGGS. Carolyn wrote the Arctic 6 series of books - action packed tales full of suspense. Whilst here Carolyn talked to two year 8 groups about her ideas and characters and how she researched the science in these books. She then did a small creative writing exercise to help inspire would-be-writers.
Helen Bailey. 16th February 2010
On Wednesday 16th February as part of our Humanities celebrations author Helen Bailey visited DGGS. Helen wrote the humorous Elecra Brown series of books, and presented a very funny talk to Year 7 and 10 students. Helen’s talk was extremely inspirational and gave budding authors lots of really useful tips on how to improve their work and develop ideas. After a busy book signing in the Library Helen then taught a creative writing session to keen writers from all years. There is a great interview with Helen on DGGS fm Show 3 Season 3.
Lauren St John. 22nd September 2010
On Wednesday 22nd October author Lauren St John visited DGGS. Lauren wrote the exciting White Giraffe Series. Lauren presented a talk to the whole of KS3 about her childhood in South Africa and the many wild animals she kept as amazing pets including a giraffe called Jenny!! She also talked about her work with the Born Free Foundation and signed lots of books in the Library at Lunchtime. There is a great interview with Lauren on DGGS fm Show 1 Season 3.
Joanne Owen. 14th July 2010
On Wednesday 14th October author Joann Owen visited DGGS. Joanne wrote creepy gothic novels The Puppet Master and The Alchemist and the Angel. The whole of KS3 went to a talk by Joanne who talked about her inspiration and gave valuable tips to would-be-writers. There is a great interview with Joanne on DGGS fm Show 5 Season 2.
Gaby Halberstam. 30th June 2010
On Wednesday 30th June author Gaby Halberstam visited DGGS. Gaby wrote Blue SkyFreedom and The Red Dress. Both books explore issues such as racism, love and friendship. Much of Gaby's inspiration stems from her own childhood in South Africa during the Apartheid and Gaby presented a very informative and interesting talk to year 8 as part of their PBL project about different cultures. Year 8 were shocked by what they learnt about the Apartheid and had lots of interesting questions for Gaby at the end of the session. To learn more about Gaby there is a very interesting interview on DGGS fm Show 5 Season 2.
Caroline Lawrence. 15th October 2009.
On Thursday 15th October author Caroline Lawrence visited DGGS. Caroline is the award winning author who wrote the Roman Mysteries series of books. She spoke to year 7 , 8 and Year 9 Latin students at DGGS. The whole of year 7 from DGSB also came to the talk as well as 25 students from Eastry Primary school currently studying Primary Latin. It was a fun day and lots of people got the opportunity to talk to Caroline and get books signed. There is a great interview with Caroline on DGGS fm Show 1 Season 2 for those who want to learn more about this author.
Karen McCombie. 7th November 2008.
On Friday 7th November best selling author Karen McCombie visited DGGS. Karen presented a very amusing and entertaining talk to year 8 students about how she became an author and where she got her ideas from, giving some great tips to would-be-writers. This was an excellent day and enjoyed by all those involved.
Joseph Delaney. 21st October 2008.
On Tuesday 21st October year 7 students visited DGSB to listen to a talk by author Joseph Delaney. Joseph talked about his 'Spooks Apprentice' books and where he got his ideas from. Girls then got the opportunity to buy books and get them signed.
Meg Cabot. 19th September 2008.
On Friday 19th September Hollywood author Meg Cabot visited DGGS. Meg is most famous for witing the Princess Diaries series. Meg presented a talk to the whole of KS3 about her books and films and signed hundreds of books. She also officially opened our new Library after its recent refurbishment over the summer. It was a very exciting and hugely succesful day.
F.E Higgins. 27th March 2008.
F.E Higgins is tipped to be the next big thing in children's literature. Her first book The Black Book of Secrets is going to be made into a film soon. Therefore it was very exciting to receive a visit from Fiona who visited DGGS to talk to Year 7 about her latest book The Bone Magician. It was great fun as the girls got to act out various scenes from the books using props.
Kate Cann. 11th March 2008.
On Tuesday 11th March award winning author Kate Cann visited DGGS. Kate spoke to the whole of Year 10 about how she became an author and what inspired her. She then ran a spooky gothic workshop based around her book Leaving Poppy were the girls had to imagine how they would react to various different scenarios. During lunchtime Kate signed books in the Library and was available to talk to girls on an individual basis.
Kelly McKain. 17th January 2008.
On Thursday 17th January 2008 the Library and English department organised a visit for Year 7 from international best selling author Kelly McKain. Kelly is famous for her Totally Lucy series of books. She ran a series of workshops and talked to the girls about writing, and how to design characters and create stories. She also signed lots of books and ran a special session for keen writers.
Michelle Paver. 28th September 2007.
On Friday 28th September Year 8 went to Dover Grammar School for Boys to meet author Michelle Paver. Michelle is famous for writing the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. She was there to promote her latest book Outcast. The girls listened to a talk by Michelle about how she researched her books. They then had the opportunity to ask questions and get books signed. It was a very interesting and fun visit that was enjoyed by all those involved and an example of the link between both schools.