HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB HOSTS AUTHOR
Fox Chapel Area High School
The Fox Chapel Area High School Book Club will be hosting A.S. King, an award-winning young adult novelist, as a guest speaker in the high school library where she will be holding a writing seminar April 23, 2015.
The book club has been reading and discussing King's novels. The club will be having a lunch with King where they will discuss her books and ask her questions. King will hold a writing seminar on writer's voice for interested students, the TapestryClub, and the 12th grade journalism class. This workshop will help students find their voice while writing and answer questions writers commonly ask themselves throughout the writing process. King will also be discussing how writers can break thetraditional writing rules. King has said that, “She's pretty sure her mission on Earth is to empower people, whether it was her years teaching adults how to read or her message to high school students about their futures and their 'personal suitcases.' ”
This event is a collaborative effort with the Upper St. Clair High School Library and the high school's PTA. King will present at Upper St. Clair High School in the morning where she will be doing a creative writer's workshop and a large group presentation “On Being a Superhero: An Exploration of Your Personal Suitcase.”
King is a Michael L. Printz Honoree for her book “Reality Boy,” which was a New York Times Editors' Choice and School Library Journal Best Book of 2013. Another one of King's books, “Ask the Passengers,” was named Publishers Weekly & School
Library Journal Best Book of 2012. Other Young adult novels by King include “Please Ignore Vera Dietz,” “Everybody Sees the Ants,” “The Dust of 100 Dogs,” and “Glory O'Brien's History of the Future.” Her next novel, “I Crawl Through It,” will be released in September of 2015.