Upcoming College Programs at AWPL

Hello seniors! (And some of you juniors!) We have several upcoming college preparation programs coming up in the next few months. Check them out!

 

How to Write an Outstanding College Application Essay

Sept. 23rd, 6:30 to 7:30pm

Jill Mante will share tips and tricks for writing your best college application essay in this one hour lecture. This is great preparation for the one-on-one session!

 

College Application Essay One-on-One Help

Sept. 30th, Call Help Desk for Appointment at (845) 986-1047 ext. 3

Get one-on-one help with your college application essay! Jill Mante will be on hand to help you shape your essay. You must come prepared with a rough draft.

 

Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got

Book Signing with Anya Settle

Oct. 8, 6pm to 8pm

Get insider tips from someone with experience! Warwick graduate and author Anya Settle (class of 2008) will sign copies and discuss her new book, Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Advice They Never Got. Open to students and parents.

 

College Application Boot Camp

Oct. 16th, 6pm to 8pm

Finish your college application in one session! Joshua Marber will lead you through the whole process in one shot!

 

Choosing the Right College

October 30th 6pm to 8pm

Admissions councilor Joshua Marber will show you how to begin your search for the right college for you. Get tips on making the most of your college visits and more! Open to teens and parents.

Interview with K.L. Going

fat kid rules the world

 

Who’s coming to the Warwick Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 28th? K.L. Going will be there! She’s written several Young Adult books, including Saint Iggy, King of the Screw-Ups, and of course, Fat Kid Rules the World, which some of you may remember as a Battle of the Books choice from 2012. She’ll be signing books AND giving a talk about being an author and getting published at 2:30pm in the Park Avenue Elementary School library. Recently, Warwick sophomore Lauranne Wolfe interviewed her via email. Learn more about K.L. Going and her work below.

Lauranne:  What made you decide to become a writer?
K.L. Going:  I always loved to write as a hobby, but it took a long time for me to consider turning that hobby into a career. In the end, it was a combination of perseverance and opportunity. I kept honing my craft, so when the right story came along, I was able to write it.

Lauranne: Are any elements in your novels based on your own life experiences?

K.L. Going:  A writer always draws from their own life. I don’t directly copy people or events though. Instead, I use the feelings I remember from my own history to infuse my stories with emotion.

Lauranne: What inspired you to write your first book, Fat Kid Rules the World?

K.L. Going: I was listening to Nirvana and researching the history of punk rock, and the idea came to me to write about a kid who gets roped into being the drummer for a punk rock band even though he doesn’t actually know how to play the drums. The idea felt new, and I was able to come up with a compelling voice for Troy, so I decided to go with it.

Lauranne: What sort of research do you do for your writing?

K.L. Going: Actually, I do a lot of research and it’s a fun part of my job. I end up researching the craziest things – what makes parrots talk, when did Star Wars come out, who was president in 1954, men’s fashion, apple orchards, horse back riding, drumming, the history of young adult literature… you name it!

Lauranne: What is the best piece of advice you would give to an aspiring writer?

K.L. Going: Live a great life. The more you experience, the more you’ll have to draw from to create inspiring stories.

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Our first post!

Hello everyone!

We’ve had our teen e-newsletter for over a year now, and it’s still going strong (thanks, all you readers!) but it’s time stretch out and move into some comfier new digs. You guys, we have outgrown our little e-newsletter! Each week, it’s getting harder to squeeeeze in everything I want to tell you about. But that’s a good thing, right? We have so much going on!

Stay tuned for more posts! I have lots to tell you about, so come back soon!

Happy reading,

Dianne

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