Connecticut author and story-teller Matthew Dicks visited Amity Regional High School to present two master classes in the art of story-telling. Matthew Dicks is the author of several novels, including Something Missing, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. He has performed as a story-teller around the country, and has won the Moth StorySLAM twenty times.
Matthew spoke to Amity’s Language Arts students involved in creative writing and literary analysis, and discussed the process for creating written and oral narratives. Students who prepared stories had the opportunity to perform and receive feedback by this seasoned story-teller. At the end of the school day, students competed in a Story Slam which was open to the entire student body.
The event was hosted by Amity’s librarians, Robert Musco and Cara McConnell, and made possible by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at: jamiehulleyartsfund.org.