Author Event

Foothill students got an inside peek at the publishing world when young adult author Nina LaCour visited the library to talk to students about her writing process.
The Oakland resident discussed her book, Hold Still, which deals with the aftermath of a high school student's suicide. It is a powerful story that shows the depths of despair, as well as the changes, growth and healing that come with time. The award-winning Hold Still features many of the issues LaCour dealt with in high school, including the impact of suicide, the power of friendship and the healing power of creating art in all forms.
LaCour spoke to more than 300 students during three class periods and attended a special luncheon with Foothill staff and students. Students asked LaCour about the creative writing process, writer’s block, publishing and how to deal with the fear of failure as a writer.

Special thanks to the PTSA for generously funding this valuable program for our students.