November 7, 2011
Young Adult Author Series begins with best-selling author Todd Strasser
Todd Strasser, author of more than 120 books for teens and middle school students, will visit Harding University on Nov. 11-12 to give several presentations to begin the University’s Young Adult Author Series. During Strasser’s lectures, attendees will learn about inspirations and motivations for writing, ideas for using novels in the classroom and tips for teaching young writers.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with dinner and a presentation in Cone Chapel of the Heritage Building. On Saturday, the event will continue with breakfast at 8:00 a.m., two presentations from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and a final presentation at 1:30 p.m. Book signing will be available Friday night and Saturday, and Strasser’s books will be sold in Room 207 of the Heritage Building.
Strasser published his first book, Angel Dust Blues, in 1978 and used the profits to start the Dr. Wing Tip Shoo fortune cookie company. Strasser later wrote the best-selling Help! I’m Trapped series. Some of his other titles include The Wave, Give a Boy a Gun, The Accident, Can’t Get There From Here, Boot Camp and If I Grow Up. Some of his books have been adapted for television and the feature release Drive Me Crazy was based off of his novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date.
For more information about cost, registration or the Young Adult Author Series, contact the Graduate Reading office at 501-279-5107.