Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tea with JK Rowling

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Put your thinking caps on quick!

Celebrated author, J.K. Rowling wants to see if readers can write. In another publicity stunt, the creator of Harry Potter is considering an essay contest for young fans — ages 8 through 17 — and the winners would be invited to join her for tea.

There are five positions for American winners (and their chaperones) for the all-expense paid trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, in which the young writers will get to attend the event at the National Library of Scotland on December 4.

250 children

Ms. Rowling will read from “The Tales of Beedle the Bard,” which will be published that day, and then take part in a questions and answer session with editor, Barry Cunningham. 250 children and teens will be present.

So how do you get to be one of the U.S. five holding hands with JK Rowling? Scholastic, who is sponsoring the contest, is asking fans to write an essay of 200 words or less, describing how they have helped others — either in their schools, their communities, or around the world. Entries must be received before October 30.

I wish you all the best of luck.

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