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Connecticut Author Caragh O’Brien Visits Amity

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Oct 302015
 

Author Caragh O’Brien reading from her book Birthmarked at Amity.

Author Caragh O’Brien reading from her book Birthmarked at Amity.

Caragh M. O’Brien, author of the “Birthmarked” trilogy and “The Vault of Dreamers,” both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press, visited Amity Regional High School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

O’Brien offered students enrolled in Amity’s Creative Writing classes an inside look at what motivates authors to write, and explained the ins and outs of the fiction-writing process. Using examples from her own fascinating journey, she helped students understand what goes into a well-constructed story, and then thrilled the audience by reading a section of her own work.

O’Brien then led students through a series of writing exercises, focusing and sensory details, after which students shared their writing. Students’ reaction was extremely enthusiastic.

The event was hosted by the Amity High School Library, and made possible by the generosity of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.

 

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Author Matthew Dicks Visits Amity High Tuesday Night

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Nov 242014
 

14460985_130130023000The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation and the Amity High School YA Book Club will sponsor Matthew Dicks, CT teacher and author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, in the AHS library; Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

This creative, quirky and heartwarming book is narrated by the (very real) imaginary friend of an eight-year-old boy on the autism spectrum.

Matthew will tell stories, do a Q&A, give away prizes and sign books.

Readers of all ages are welcome.