Lobo Library Newsletter

January 2020

Author Visit

On Friday, January 13th, Natalie Lund, author of we speak in storms, visited our campus to speak to Ms. Salinas and Ms. Knowles 5th period classes and students in Just Keep Livin.' In her presentation, Lund spoke of how certain places in her life journey have become inspirations for settings in her novel. Lund also discussed how urban legends and ghost stories were a major influence for her first novel. Lund shared her experiences during her writing process for we speak in storms and the many revisions she had to make before publishing the final product.

Many of our students asked thoughtful questions about the writing process during the Q & A, such as what was her inspiration for the name of the title and how do you write so many pages? Lund explained the name of the title came from a line in her book. She and her editors suggested options and she chose this line as her favorite, even though her original option wasn't chosen. Lund further explained that even when she had writer's block, she set daily writing deadlines to force herself to write something down, mostly good writing, but sometimes the writing would all be thrown out. Students learned that although writing is a very personal moment, sometimes we must be open to constructive criticism and many revisions to help improve our writing skills.

We are very grateful for the presentation Lund provided our students. Just Keep Livin' sponsored and paid for 30 books and had them signed by the author. These books will be given to our Just Keep Livin' students as rewards for their amazing community service with the Houston Food Bank. Many thanks to Brazos Book Store and Joy Preble for bringing Ms. Lund to Houston.

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Spring Voter Registration Drive

March 3rd is the first election in 2020. It's around the corner and if you are not registered to vote, make sure to do so before the February 3rd deadline.

The U.S. Government and Economics classes will have volunteers from Mi Familia Vota registering eligible students on January 21st and 22nd. We also have many trained Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars (VDVR's) on campus, including myself, to either update your new address or register you to vote for the first time. Please stop by the library for more information.

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