R139. (Ad)Dressing the Wound: Writing the Traumatic Event with Truth and Sensitivity
Thursday, March 8, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Bree Barton has published short stories in The Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, PANK, and Necessary Fiction. As a ghostwriter, she's written more than twenty books, including nonfiction bestsellers and a novel adapted for primetime TV. Her debut YA novel, Heart of Thorns, is forthcoming.
Emily X.R. Pan's debut YA novel is The Astonishing Color of After. She is the founding editor in chief of Bodega magazine and received her MFA in fiction from NYU. In the past, she has worked for Penguin and taught creative writing to undergraduate students and hospital residents.
Sonia Belasco has spent much of her professional life working with teenagers as a mentor, tutor, and therapist, and she is often inspired by their passion, creativity, and strength. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts, and her debut novel is entitled Speak of Me As I Am.
Nic Stone is a youth mentor and author of the YA novel Dear Martin. Growing up with people from a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds fueled her love of stories and insatiable wanderlust. After a few years in Israel, she returned to the US to write YA fiction with diversity in mind.
Terry J. Benton