About the AuthorA.S. King is the author of Everybody Sees the Ants and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz, described as “deeply suspenseful and profoundly human” by Publishers Weekly and picked as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens 2010.
She is also the author of The Dust of 100 Dogs, described as “undeniably original” by Booklist and picked as an ALA Best Books for Young Adults.
King returned from Ireland, where she spent over a decade living off the land, teaching adult literacy, and writing novels. She now lives deep in the Pennsylvania woods with her husband and children.
Her next young adult novel, Ask the Passengers, about acceptance, small town gossip and airplanes, is due in fall 2012. Learn more at King's website.
This event is part of the 2011 Greater Reading Literary Festival at AlverniaStart Date: 10/25/2011 1:00 pm
End Date: 10/25/2011 3:00 pm
Location: Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall
- History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
- Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
- Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
- Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
- Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
- Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
- Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
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