Photos: Author shares his craft with Niskayuna students

Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer   
Author Ben Mikaelsen speaks at the  Niskayuna High School Little Theatre on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2016.Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer Author Ben Mikaelsen speaks at the Niskayuna High School Little Theatre on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2016.

NISKAYUNA — Acclaimed author Ben Mikaelsen visited Niskayuna High School Feb. 11 for a presentation on his writing process and message, and to autograph copies of his books.

His work is aimed at a middle-school audience, and Mikaelsen has won numerous awards, including International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award.

The event was organized by Michael Pletman, a sixth-grade English teacher at Van Antwerp Middle School.

Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer    Author Ben Mikaelsen speaks at the  Niskayuna High School Little Theatre on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2016.

Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer
Author Ben Mikaelsen speaks at the Niskayuna High School Little Theatre on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2016.