S155. Writing Real in Young Adult Fiction
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am
Meagan Macvie writes about life in small and vast places. Her first book, The Ocean in My Ears, is set in her hometown of Soldotna, Alaska. The novel was named a 2017 Best Teen Historical Fiction by Kirkus Reviews. Meagan has an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
Nina Packebush is the author of Girls Like Me. Girls Like Me is a Lambda Literary Finalist, an In the Margins Award 2018 recommended book, a Golden Crown Literary Award winner, and is currently a Washington Book Award Finalist. Nina is a contributing editor to Hip Mama Magazine.
Candice Montgomery is the author of young adult novels, including Home and Away and By Any Means Necessary. It is the goal of her stories to interrogate the spaces of race, love, the body, gender, and sexuality, all while being a witness of life.