Students and teachers alike at The Episcopal School of Dallas were delighted to welcome Rosemary Wells as the 15th annual Elizabeth Anne Worsham Visiting Author to campus this month. Mrs. Wells is the author and illustrator of the popular children’s books Max & Ruby.
ESD librarians began sharing Mrs. Wells’s works with students and classes before Christmas Break. The students were so excited about Mrs. Wells’s visit, they drafted short stories and drew their own characters inspired by those in her books. After teaching them the six principles of her work, students were able to ask Mrs. Wells questions about her writing inspiration, her favorite books, and more.
"Every day, you should go home and practice writing or painting for 30 minutes - that's how you learn," said Mrs. Wells. "Even now, I am still learning and practicing every day. Writing is hard work and needs constant practice."
Many thanks to the Elizabeth Anne Worsham Endowed Visiting Author Fund for this incredible opportunity to learn from Rosemary Wells. ESD's Elizabeth Anne Worsham Endowed Visiting Author Fund was created in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Worsham II, friends, and family in memory of Elizabeth Anne Worsham '13. The annual Visiting Author Program encourages and supports a love of reading in children, so that they may carry that gift with them into adulthood.