Connecticut author and storyteller, Matthew Dicks, visited Amity Regional High School during the week of April 9th to present two master classes in the art of storytelling. Matthew Dicks is the author of several novels including Something Missing, Unexpectedly Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and the upcoming Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling. His book, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, was nominated for a Connecticut Nutmeg Award. He has performed as a storyteller around the country and has won the Moth StorySLAM more than twenty times.
Matthew spoke to students from Amity’s English Language Arts classes involved in creative writing and literary analysis and discussed the process for creating written and oral narratives. Students who have prepared stories will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from this seasoned storyteller. At the end of the school day a Storytelling Slam, open to the entire student body, was held.
The event was hosted by Amity librarians, Robert Musco and Victoria Hulse, 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.