Ruhani's NY Times Award, Literature, & Author Melissa Larsen
January 30, 2022
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
The New York Times announced that host of Express Yourself!, Ruhani Chhabra, was one of eight teens out of 11,000 worldwide submissions to win for her essay, T.S.A. and Cinnamon Buns, in the their 3rd Annual Personal Narrative Essay Contest. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/learning/the-winners-of-our-3rd-annual-personal-narrative-essay-contest-for-students.html Congratulations to our New York Times winner! Ruhani talks about the competition, then interviews Melissa Larsen for her debut novel, Shutter. The premise of Shutter showcases a young woman who agrees to star in a filmmaker's latest project, but soon realizes the movie is not what she expected. The two discuss the importance of literature, the writing process, the road to publishing, the challenges of being a writer, and offer advice to budding writers. One major piece of solid advice for future authors: Write the book you want to read. Sharanya Roy joins with her segment The Scribble, where she describes literature as a time machine. She then explains how to dissect a piece of literature starting with the basic four segments of literature: character, plot, setting, and theme. These ladies are all accomplished writers and this episode on literature is revealing and rewarding. Write on! Your words have power. • Follow us: https://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio • https://www.facebook.com/ExpressYourselfTeenRadio/ • https://www.facebook.com/BTSYAcharity/ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expressyourselfradio/
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Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.