S178. Bad Girls Do It Well: Creating Flawed and Fully Formed "Bad" Girl Characters in YA Fiction
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult nove. Recently named a "2017 Face to Watch" by The Los Angeles Times, Lilliam's work has appeared in Tin House, Los Angeles Times, and Latina.
Nova Ren Suma is the author of four novels, including The New York Times bestselling YA novel The Walls Around Us. She has an MFA from Columbia University and is a MacDowell and Yaddo fellow. She teaches in the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Erika Sanchez is a poet, novelist, and essayist. She is the author of Lessons on Expulsion and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. She is a 2017–2019 Princeton Arts Fellow.
Brandy Colbert is the author of the young adult novels Pointe and Little & Lion, as well as essays and short fiction that has been published in various anthologies. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Amy Reed is the author of eight contemporary YA novels, including Beautiful, Clean, and her most recent, The Nowhere Girls, about three misfit girls who start a movement to avenge the rape of a classmate and fight the misogynist culture at their school.