MEL GLENN, AUTHOR/POET
Thursday, April 22
New Jersey City University
Hepburn Hall, Room 202
(2039 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305)
Mel Glenn, acclaimed author of 12 young adult books and retired high school teacher, has been writing since 1980. His first book, Class Dismissed! High School Poems, which was published in 1982, was named a Society of Children’s Book Writers Golden Kite Honor Book and an American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults, and was included in the ALA’s Best of the Best Books 1970-1982.
Mr. Glenn’s characters are urban teens who reveal their fears, joys, conflicting feelings, concerns, and hopes through poetry. Using multiple narrators, his poems provide readers with broad and thought-provoking perspectives about school life, basketball, poverty, violence, love, friendships, and family relationships.
Mr. Glenn will speak about his writing process, books, and experiences as an author and educator.
Professional Development Credits are available for educators.
Please contact Victoria Thompson at (201)200-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.