Many thanks to PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Director Gregory Langen and Eastern High School librarian Ellen Dodsworth for the invite to present and discuss “Strivers and Other Stories” with the students at Eastern High School on my first Writers in School program visit last week. I enjoyed the attentive eyes and heartfelt questions about my stories, my childhood, the writerly life and how today’s generation will do amazing things with all the storytelling tools they have at their disposal. (A SnapChat novel anyone?) Such stylish, funky, joyful and arty kids they were. Glad I got to meet them.