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University School Students Celebrate Novel Day as Part of Literary Feast

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Nationally acclaimed author John Dufresne discusses writing with the crowd of University School High School students.

University School High School students recently celebrated Novel Day as part of the 21st edition of Literary Feast. Novel Day is an interactive educational outreach program in which authors visit local high schools throughout Broward County to discuss their life and work and inspire young writers to pursue their literary dreams.

Nationally acclaimed author John Dufresne, a professor at Florida International University, discussed his fiction and works on writing with the crowd in the packed University School media center. Dufresne’s first novel, Louisiana Power & Light, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1994. His most recent novel, Requiem, Mass., is a tenderhearted story about a son’s attempts to save his dysfunctional family.

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From left: University School English Teacher Evan Grosz; Headmaster Dr. Jerome Chermak; author John Dufresne; Alumni Coordinator Bunny Blattner; former University School teacher and local writer Karen Kravit; and University School student Evan Trapana.

Literary Feast 2009 was a two-day event to benefit the Broward Public Library Foundation. NSU was the event’s title sponsor. In addition to Novel Day, Literary Feast events included LitLIVE! which featured 24 renowed authors at the Alvin Sherman Library on Saturday, March 21, and a Night of Literary Feasts that evening.

For more information on Literary Feast 2009, please click here. To view a Literary Feast interview with author John Dufresne, please click here.