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Best-selling author comes to campus

Published 11/02/18

Omar Ortiz Vega

TNE Writer

Ally Carter, New York Times Best Selling Author, is coming to the John Vaughan Library on Nov. 7. Carter is an Oklahoma native and graduated from OSU and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of the ‘Gallagher Girls’ series and many other books.

“She is incredibly popular, and I have loved her books and know many who do,” said Amanda Chappelle, library assistant administrator. “We have wanted to make this happen for several years and I am excited that it is finally coming together”

Chappelle has been working at NSU for the past eight and a half years. She schedules events for the library.

“We will have three events featuring Ms. Carter in the John Vaughan Library,” said Sarah Whittle, library resources instructor. “Her insights into the importance of children and young adults reading, her perspective about the mechanics of writing and her personal perspective as a published author will be approachable for anyone.”

Whittle helps coordinates resources and guided research instruction with the College of Education and some programs in the college of liberal arts.

The first event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and includes a luncheon with Carter. She is speaking on reading value and education. There is limited seating for the luncheon, so an RSVP is required to attend. The second event is at 2:30 p.m. and Carter is speaking on writing mechanics. The last event of the day begins at 4 p.m. and is the book signing and author talk. The writing mechanics and book signing events are open to the public.

“Her works are well received, and she offers a unique angle from an author’s viewpoint into the writing process, what it means to become an author, to sustain publications, and how to reach one’s audience,” said SophiaBeverley Threatt, library studies instructor. “She can share those points with aspiring writers, students engaging in writing assignments and those interested in learning more about it.”

Events like this one provide an opportunity to engage the NSU and Tahlequah community. The library has events like this one for all authors, but especially Oklahoman authors.

“This level of insight and encouragement is important and enlightening to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well as those who love to read,” said Threatt. “Events like hers additionally offer the opportunity to make personal contact, ask questions and have her autograph her books.”

The event is funded by the Dennis and Billie Letts Oklahoma Authors Library Fund.  This fund is used to purchase books written by Oklahoma authors or to support events celebrating Oklahoma authors such as book signings.

“We are very fortunate to have her visit with us at NSU,” said Whittle.

The Ally Carter event is from 12:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m on Nov. 7 at the John Vaughan Library.

For more information email Amanda Chappelle at .

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