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Speaking of Writing

 

Each year, middle school students come to our Library to hear an award-winning Young Adult author speak about the writing process and answer their questions. In this unique program teens have an opportunity to speak personally with the author and have their books autographed.

 

Celebrating more than 20 years of Distinguished Author Visits

The following teen writers have visited our Library for the Speaking of Writing program:

 

Richard Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989
Richard Peck

 

 

Pam Conrad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990
Pam Conrad

 

 

M. E. Kerr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991
M. E. Kerr
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Bruce Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992
Bruce Brooks

 

 

Walter Dean Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993
Walter Dean Myers
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Gordon Korman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994
Gordon Korman

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Caroline B. Cooney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995
Caroline B. Cooney

 

 

M. E. Kerr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996 and 1999
M. E. Kerr

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Chris Crutcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000
Chris Crutcher

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Donna Jo Napoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002
Donna Jo Napoli

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Joan Bauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003
Joan Bauer

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Jerry Spinelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004
Jerry Spinelli

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Gordon Korman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005
Gordon Korman

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Todd Strasser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006
Todd Strasser

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Mike Lupica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007
Mike Lupica

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Gary D. Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

Gary D. Schmidt

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Richard Peck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009
Richard Peck

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Jen Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010
Jen Bryant

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Jen Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Linda Sue Park

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Jen Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Jordan Sonnenblick

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Steve Sheinkin

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George O'Connor

 

2015

George O'Connor

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Eliot Schrefer

 

2016

Eliot Schrefer

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Eliot Schrefer

 

2017

Candace Fleming

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Eliot Schrefer

 

2018

Jason Renyolds

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Fran Romer bookcaseAn autographed collection of books written by authors who have participated in this program has been created and is part of a permanent display in the Northport Library Teen Center. This collection was established in memory of Fran Romer, the Young Adult Librarian at the Northport-East Northport Public Library from 1989-2000. Hundreds of middle school students have been inspired by these authors as a result of her expansion of this program.

 

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