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Saturday, October 7 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Art of the YA Novel

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YA novelist Malena Watrous moderates this stellar panel of YA authors (Alexandra Ballard, Tim Floreen, Kathrine LaFleur, and Annemarie O’Brien) as they discuss their craft, process, tips, and tricks. Audience Q&A to follow. $12

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Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous grew up in the Sunset district of San Francisco, before her family moved to Eugene, Oregon. Eager to get out of the rain and back to a big city, she attended Barnard College, where she majored in English and spent her free time interning for a food writer. After two years in the rice paddies of rural Japan, Malena moved straight to the cornfields of Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa... Read More →

Participants
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Alexandra Ballard

Alexandra Ballard has worked as a magazine editor, middle-school English teacher, freelance writer, and cake maker. She holds master's from both Columbia (journalism) and Fordham (education) and spent ten years in the classroom, beginning in the Bronx and ending up in the hills o... Read More →
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Tim Floreeen

Tim Floreen writes young adult science fiction. The New York Public Library named his first novel, Willful Machines, one of the best teen books of 2015, and in a starred review, Kirkus described it as "gothic, gadgety, and gay." Booklist called his second novel, Tattoo Atlas, "in... Read More →
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Kathrine LaFleur

Kathrine LaFleur, a Bay Area native, has been an educator for nearly twenty years. Empowered by her own journey from closet writer to author, she hopes that her writing will inspire readers to value their unique qualities and see their own potential to transform obstacles into op... Read More →
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Annemarie O'Brien

Annemarie O’Brien has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches creative writing courses at UC Berkeley Extension, Stanford Continuing Studies, Pixar, and DreamWorks. At author school visits she has captured children’s hearts from the Maldives to Germany and throughout the United States. She also advocates for literacy and empowering girls as a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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