Visit by award-winning author A.S. King rescheduled for next week

Ask the Passengers


Due to inclement weather, a visit by author A.S. King to Pitt-Bradford has been rescheduled for next week. 

            King’s talk, which had been scheduled for tomorrow evening, will now take place at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in Swarts 162. The talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested due to limited seating. Refreshments will be available. Those who plan to attend are asked to contact Jody Randolph at (814)362-5056 or

            King, who has won numerous awards for her young adult fiction, will visit both St. Bernard and Fretz Middle schools the following day. Ann Fesenmyer, a teacher at Fretz,said that her students are excited to meet King. “She is a celebrity to them,” she said. “They ‘can’t believe a real author is going to be right here talking to us.’”

            At Pitt-Bradford, King will discuss her books and approach to writing and share thoughts for young writers and teachers. A book signing will follow the presentation. Books may be purchased at The Panther Shop in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.

            Her latest book is “Ask the Passengers,” of which Booklist said in a starred review, “King continues to expertly plumb the lovely numbness of a young person struck by emotional paralysis.”

            She is also the author of “Monica Never Shuts Up,” a collection of short stories for adults,and two other acclaimed works of young adult fiction, “Everybody Sees the Ants” and “Please Ignore Vera Dietz.”

            Her forthcoming book “Reality Boy” will be released in October.

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