F202. CANCELLED: The Woven Verse: An Exploration of the Latinx Verse Novel in Kidlit

Room 217B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm

 

Latinx novels in verse have burst the children’s and young adult literary world open with award-winning and groundbreaking books. Join celebrated authors as they delve into the craft of writing a novel through the art of poetry as well as how their unique Latinx identity and experiences inform and nourish their work.


Participants

Moderator:

Vickie Vertiz

Elizabeth Acevedo, a National Poetry Slam Champion, received the 2018 National Book Award for her New York Times bestselling novel, The Poet X. Acevedo holds a BA in performing arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland.

David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican-American author, translator, and university professor from the Río Grande Valley of South Texas. His most recent books are They Call Me Güero and The Chupacabras of the Río Grande.

Aida Salazar​ is an author whose work explores identity and social justice. Her books include the middle grade verse novels, The Moon Within and The Land of the Cranes; plus bio picture book Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Revolutionary Fighter.

Guadalupe García McCall is the author of four award-winning, YA novels. She is the recipient of the prestigious Pura Belpré Author Award, a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, and the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award. She teaches English at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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