Join us for a conversation with our friend and fellow YA author, Natalka Burian, whose wonderful book Welcome to the Slipstream also debuted this year. This will be followed by a short reading, book signing, Bigfoot trivia, refreshments, swag, too many Sasquatch puns, and more!
Join us at The Voracious Reader to celebrate two new YA books featuring myths, magic, and monsters--just in time for Halloween! Meet Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw, authors of SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS and Katherine Locke, author of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON.
AWP Conference & Bookfair
March 7-10, 2018
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside
We will be presenting on the following panels about young adult literature at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference:
Fri, March 9 - 4:30pm: Adding a Laugh Track: The Role of Humor in Kidlit. (Carrie DuBois-Shaw, Betsy Aldredge, J.C. Davis, Kristin L. Gray) Four Young Adult and Middle Grade authors will discuss the role of humor in their works and how it can help with creating relatable characters, illustrating character growth, heightening the stakes, dealing with tough subjects, and attracting reluctant readers. The authors will discuss different ways in which their works use humor and the things that make them, and readers, laugh.
Sat, March 10 - 9:00am: Writing Complex Female Characters for Young Audiences (Natalka Burian, Margaret Dilloway, Laura Shovan, Betsy Aldredge, Pintip Dunn) Five YA and MG authors discuss how their main characters stand up for themselves and equality in this wide-ranging discussion covering various genres, voices, choices, character arcs, family structures, and backgrounds. The authors will examine the responsibilities inherent in writing for young audiences and how they approach creating complex, compelling, and inspiring female characters worth rooting for.
Poughkeepsie Public Library District - Library Week Event
April 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Boardman Road Branch Library
141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
A reading and discussion as part of the Library Week events at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.
YA Fest PA
April 21, 2018
Palmer Branch, Easton Area Public Library
1 Weller Place
Easton, Pennsylvania 18045
We will be participating in the YA Fest PA, an annual festival celebrating YA authors and their books.