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Sunday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9L: Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult With Different Mediums
Limited Capacity seats available

How can children’s writers approach tragedy in an original way without succumbing to cliché? In this craft workshop, we will discuss structural choices in tackling traumatic events (bullying, death, natural disasters) while giving examples of ways these applications break boundaries and add perspective in articulating story. By tackling tragedy in young adult novels, this workshop will open the discussion on how all writers can approach writing difficult subjects through the use of different mediums. Participants will be introduced to various examples of young adult fiction (historical fiction, graphic novels, hybrids) and be able to engage in these various forms through specific writing exercises.

Speakers
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Lilliam Rivera

Author, THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ
Lilliam Rivera is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and the author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel with Simon & Schuster (February 2017). Her work has appeared in Tin House, Bellevue Literary Review, and Latina, among others. She lives in Los Angel... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
St. James Room

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