New York City Teen Author Festival: Writing Difficult Characters
Mar
24
3:50 PM15:50

New York City Teen Author Festival: Writing Difficult Characters

Many of the best YA characters take readers outside their comfort zones – they may not be instantly likable or understandable, but over the course of a novel, they come to have an effect by coming to life (in all its messiness) on the page. This is a conversation about writing “difficult characters” – where they come from, what they’re like to deal with as an author, and what response do they get from readers (and does that response matter?)

With:
Kayla Cagan
Lisa Selin Davis
Pete Hoffmeister
AR Kahler
Amanda Panitch
Alyssa Sheinmel
Catherine Stine

New York Public Library – 42nd Street, South Court Auditorium
5th Ave at 42nd St, New York ,NY 10018 United States
(917) 275-6975

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Pam Laskin & Lisa Selin Davis at the Community Bookstore, Park Slope
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pam Laskin & Lisa Selin Davis at the Community Bookstore, Park Slope

Ronit & Jamil, Pam Laskin’s five-act novel in verse, riffs on Shakespeare’s original star-crossed lovers, placing forbidden intimacy within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and exploring walls both conceptual and concrete. “A welcome nod to hope in the face of the impossible” (Booklist).

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Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Author Reading Night at NYPL, November 2

I'll be reading at David Levithan's reading series at The New York Public Library's Jefferson Market branch. 

And I'll be in fine company: 

Brendan Kiely, The Last True Love Story

Justine Larbalestier, My Sister Rosa

David Levithan, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

Ilana Manaster, Doreen

Alecia Whitaker, The Way Back Home

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