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California-based author Steven Riley gave a presentation to students at New Life Academy on Oct. 9. Riley’s presentation included games and a drawing demonstration. (Staff photos by Amber Kispert-Smith)

Writing is ‘like play’ to visiting author

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New Life Academy had a not-so-typical author visit last week.

NLA kindergarten through sixth graders participated in a presentation from California-based author and illustrator Steven Riley on Oct. 9.


During the visit, students participated in several games including a “Name that Tune” type game and “guess the story” game.

Additionally, Riley gave away several of his drawings and even danced around the stage.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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