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Authors Talk Young Adult Writing With NVOT Students

Marcy Beller Paul
Marcy Beller Paul Photo Credit: Facebook
Lee Kelly
Lee Kelly Photo Credit: Goodreads.com
Lori Goldstein
Lori Goldstein Photo Credit: Facebook

OLD TAPPAN, N.J. – English students at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan participated in a workshop three authors.

The students, while engaged “Building Worlds in Fiction" on June 1, came from classes run by teachers Stacie Collins, Aliki Bieltz, Jeff Krapels and Jessica Walkowich.

The group met with aspiring novelists from other classes and with authors Lori Goldstein, Marcy Beller Paul and Lee Kelly, according to the school district.

The authors began by asking the students to help create a “world” for a story or novel, according to the district. They then read passages from their books to demonstrate how they had built worlds suitable for fantasy, contemporary and science fiction young adult novels.

The teens were then asked to work in small groups while considering a series of thought-provoking questions like: “What if you learned that your best friend was a robot?” “What if you could get sucked into a book?” And “What if everything is a lie?”

After leading the students through a series of additional exercises and asking them to consider timing, setting, character development and other elements of a good story, the authors awarded copies of their books to 12 of the most active students.

The event, which was held in the high school library media center, was sponsored by the BELS Library Consortium.

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