Acclaimed Author Jen Bryant Visits CDSSH
On Thursday, March 7, acclaimed author and university professor Jen Bryant visited with students in the 4th through 8th grades at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Bryant’s diverse body of local, historical fiction ranges from picture books to novels and poems for readers of all ages. Her book, A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, received a Caldecott Honor award, while other works have been named IRA Young Adult Choices Picks, Library Guild selections and Oprah Recommended Books.
Bryant gave a short presentation on her writing process and published books, then opened the floor for questions. Many Sacred Heart students are fans of Bryant’s work, and they enjoyed the opportunity to interact with her in person. Others enjoyed learning about the processes of characterization and crafting a vivid setting out of familiar locations. The event was organized by Library Media Specialist Catherine Scholl, MSLS.