Conversations with the Experts

Learn tips and tricks to writing Young Adult Literature from a panel of YA authors.

We know the path to a finished book is fraught with peril – here’s your chance to learn from authors who have successfully made the journey. The authors take questions from the audience, and their books are available for signing after each discussion.

Moderated by author Jon Skovron and organized by author Jessica Spotswood.

This program is designed for adults, but interested middle and high schoolers are welcome as well.

This month's theme:

May theme: Time After Time
Writing Contemporary YA That Will Keep Feeling Fresh

Featuring authors: Olivia Hinebaugh and Danielle Stinson

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Presented in partnership with One More Page Books.


Thursday, May 2, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for Adults and Grade 6+ Only Events for High Schoolers Events for Middle Schoolers Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)

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