Wednesday, April 9, 2014

James Patterson Came to Speak to Us!

Yesterday we had a once in a lifetime opportunity! James Patterson came to Vanderbilt specifically to speak to our students and the students in other programs that he's involved in. It was amazing to get to see one of our heroes in real life. Mr. Patterson began by speaking to the kids about their interests and passions. He then went on to explain how he became an author and the process that he goes through as a writer. Finally, he took the time to answer questions that the students had. We were impressed with the thoughtfulness of our students' questions!

It was inspiring to say the least! Mr. Patterson even gave our students signed copies of his new book, I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story. This is a day we will always remember. A huge thanks to Mr. Patterson for taking time out of his incredibly busy schedule to speak to our students. Here is a video of Chibuzor, one of our students, asking a question, and a few pictures from the event.

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