Join Young Adult authors Kristen-Paige Madonia, the 2012 D.H. Lawrence Fellow, and Janie Chodosh, a former Conference participant, for the roundtable, YA Lit: Not Just for Kids.
This roundtable discussion will focus on craft elements specifically found in Young Adult Literature that appeal to both teen and adult readers. During the roundtable, Kristen-paige and Janie will discuss tricks and tools to broaden your audience and will recommend favorite "cross-over" YA Lit books for reference. Topics will include developing voice and momentum in your work and managing adult content in Young Adult fiction. There will also be ample time for Q & A and group discussion.
YA Lit: Not Just for Kids will be Tuesday, July 15 at 1 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Interested in YA? Great! Kristen-Paige still has spaces available in her Young Adult Fiction weeklong workshop.
Fingerprints of You (Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012); her short fiction has recently appeared in FiveChapters, New Orleans Review, Upstreet, and American Fiction: Best Previously Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. She is the recipient of the 2012 Taos Writers’ Conference D.H. Lawrence Fellowship and was awarded the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Prize in 2010. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Hambidge Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hedgebrook, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Key West Literary Seminar and the Studios of Key West. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach and teaches fiction at the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
Death Spiral, A Faith Flores Science Mystery, the first in a three book, young adult mystery series published by The Poisoned Pencil. Drawing from her life as a teacher, Janie writes for both a middle grade and young adult audience. Janie Chodosh lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, daughter, stepson and two dogs.