The Piper Center was pleased and proud to see four graduating Your Novel Year™ students give spectacular readings on Friday, May 20th. Gathered at the beautiful Phoenix Changing Hands Bookstore, beloved YNY Coordinator Bill Konigsberg introduced everyone to the brave souls giving the night’s readings.
Joe Tardiolo, Denise Ganley, Katie Donahoe, and Traci Avalos, all students of the Young Adult track of Your Novel Year™, read five minute sections of their novels written over the past year and a half in the program. Ranging in subject matter from the paranormal to the historical to contemporary teenage life, these four readings were an incredible salute to the hard work these students have put into writing their novels.
After the reading, the students took questions from the impressed audience. We gained insight into what it’s like to work with an esteemed mentor like author Barry Lyga, about the work-life-novel-writing balance, and about how much research is too much research. Following the questions, proud friends, family and members of the Piper community congratulated the students over fruit, cheese and cookies.
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