(New York, NY—November 7, 2016) Audio/Visual Production major Alana Aninipot of Secaucus, a junior at High Tech, and High Tech Environmental Science major Lily Israel, a resident of North Bergen, have enrolled in non-credit creative writing classes at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
These creative writing classes, offered for five Saturdays from 10am-4pm, offer public readings of student work for friends and family after the fifth and final class. During these classes, Aniniport and Israel workshop their creative writing with peers and learn about form, flow, and the effectiveness of their work. They also discover information about the literary business, finding a literary agent, and the extremely difficult task of getting published.
The author of The Duff, Kody Keplinger, visited the class for a discussion. She spoke about her publishing experience as a teenager and her work being adapted into a major motion picture.
This fall term, five session class, taught by Karen Heuler, a published author who writes prolific fantasy and horror, offered Aniniport and Israel an intriguing look at process and publication. Another session of this class and other weekend high school classes will be offered for the upcoming spring semester by NYU.