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Local Author Conducts Workshops at Dodd

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Long Island author Jennifer Wolf Kam visited Dodd to conduct writer’s workshops with eighth-grade students about her novel, “Devin Rhodes is Dead.”

Thirty-five students with an interest in writing creative fiction participated in the workshops and learned how to craft stories incorporating elements such as characterization and theme. Prior to Wolf Kam’s visit, Freeport Public School District purchased copies of her mystery novel — which recently won the Children’s Book of the Year award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals — and students were prepared to discuss its plot.

Wolf Kam’s visit served as a way for students to supplement their reading of the novel with lessons about effective creative writing.