"It was our expectation that tickets would be available to the public, but the response from the community to grab sponsorship level support blew away the limited number of tickets we had," Plitt said. "We really want to emphasize that
"In regards to the waiting list, we are waiting for some people to follow up with their sponsorship payments, and if they don't, there will be availability and we'll move through the waiting list," Plitt said.
"They are very wonderful people in the community, very active, and they were willing to underwrite the tickets for the students," Howard said.
The library hasn't worked out the student ticket details yet, but there will be some writing involved, says
"We just started planning it so we need more time to play with it, but we want it to be something the students are working really hard and competing for," Ehde said. "King is a crossover author and every age reads him. We'll have some writing programs to inspire kids around it."
In addition, Ehde said the library will give away two free King tickets during its 5th Annual
"We encourage people to put their writing skills to work also," Plitt added in reference to the Foundation's Page Turner contest which is challenging amateur writers to submit the first paragraph of no more than 250 words of an unpublished mystery novel for the chance to win one ticket to the King event. The winner will be announced in January.
METV is taping the King event so it will be available for public viewing shortly afterwards on METV's YouTube channel and on Brighthouse channel 614, Verizon Fios channel 31, and Comcast channel 19.
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