The PTO is sponsoring author, James Klise, who will host a writer’s workshops in our 7th and 8th grade Literacy Block classes on February 26th and 27th. He is an Illinois YA author who was born and raised in Peoria. He attended college in Washington, DC, and graduate school in Columbia, Missouri. He also earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Bennington College in Vermont. Mr. Klise sold his first short story in 1996. He currently works as a high school librarian in Chicago and has published two books (“Love Drugged” and “The Art of Secrets”) for which he has won several awards.