North Central High School
If you attended every one of the McFadden Memorial Lectures since 1978, you would have seen a who’s who of contemporary writers, from Tom Wolfe and Kurt Vonnegut to Eric “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” Carle and Nicholas “Read ’em and weep” Sparks.
As far as I can tell, though, there hasn’t been a writer of creepy supernatural fiction. Until now.
On Friday, Neil Gaiman, author of “The Graveyard Book” and “Coraline,” will be the featured speaker. If you don’t have time to catch up on your Gaiman reading before then, put together a quick double feature of the films of “Coraline” and his fantasy “Stardust.” Of course, seeing the movies isn’t the same as losing yourself in the books.
Note: There won’t be a book signing at this event. Details here.