On March 20th Hamlin welcomed back the prolific and talented writer, Avi.
Avi is the author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, including Newbery Award-winning Crispin: Cross of Lead.
Avi mesmerized Hamlin students by both reading from his work and sharing facets of Bay Area history. His upcoming book Rotten Row is set in 1848, San Francisco, and includes details about that time period.
As he has in the past, Avi imparted some wonderful pearls of wisdom for our students and faculty alike.
Here are a few choice quotes:
The job of a writer is to get you to want to turn the page.
If you write something one time and think it’s good, you are in trouble, because you can and have to make it better.
Writing is not writing per se, it is rewriting. The more you rewrite the better it gets.
Robert Frost said, ‘the ear is the best reader.’ If your read things out loud you will catch things that make the piece better. Ultimately writing is about speaking to someone.
The more you read, the better the writer you will become. Reading is guaranteed to help your grades go up across all subjects.
Below is a brief video of Avi:
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