A visit from Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy provides our Year 12 English & EAL Students with valuable insight into the writing process.

Cate Kennedy is one of Australia’s leading literary figures ‒ and a master of the short story form.

On Friday March the 5th Cate gave a talk to year 12 English and EAL students who are studying the collection of short stories “Like A House on Fire” for their Unit 3 Reading and Creating: Analytical Text Response.

Cate provided insight to students about her writing process, her ideas and how she explores the personal themes of ordinary people as a worthy subject; characters dealing with powerlessness, loss of agency, fallibility and mortality in her collection.

The FHS English Faculty would like to thank Cate for giving so much of her time to talk to students individually and answer their questions about the text and her writing process.