Thursday, 17 October 2013

Author talk with Alan Siberberg

            On Thursday, October 17th, Ms. Hayden-Isaak’s homeroom 8H was very fortunate to have a special guest speaker.  Mr. Alan Silberberg was in town for Wordfest and came to speak to the class about writing and about his books.  Sophie C in 8H entered a contest and in winning, the whole class was treated to this awesome author-talk, sponsored by Wordfest 2013! 

            Mr. Silberberg holds a degree in Cartoon-Writing-Education from the University of Massachusettes, and a Master’s degree in education from Harvard.  He has written 3 children’s books, and done quite a bit of writing for TV with Disney, Y TV, Nickelodeon, etc.  He wrote:  The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz, Pond Scum, and Milo:  Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze.  He even wrote the screenplay for the movie, Dadnapped.

            The students really enjoyed hearing about Mr. Siberberg’s writing career and learning about the essential elements to become a writer: sleep, ice coffee, dog, comfy chair, internet, naps, and chocolate!  I think we’re all interested in becoming writers now!  We also learned that if some students are drawing cartoons in the margins of their homework. . . . maybe that’s a good thing!!

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