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Published author, Alwyn Hamilton, visits UCAN - 16/02/2017

UCAN was very honoured to host published author, Alwyn Hamilton, during February. Alwyn was born in Toronto and spent her early years between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College. On graduating she worked in a bookshop in France, where she rediscovered writing for Young Adults.

It was delightful to hear her talk of her journey to becoming an author and debut novel. Alwyn spoke to all our year 7, 8 and 9 students and together they planned the plot for an exciting idea for a novel!

Many of our students had her book signed and were able to speak to her about her life and her career. It has certainly inspired many of our students to consider their future as an author.

Alwyn herself got in touch after the event to say “the students were a credit to the University of Chester Academy” and she thought it was particularly pleasing to hear so many students asking questions and getting involved.