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CANCELLED: Daytime Talk Series: New Sectors in Diverse Books with Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM
| For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | Advance registration required

We’ve all been told to write what you know. Children’s Lit authors Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall will discuss how inspiration, perspiration, and no small amount of magic have led them to places and experiences they never would have imagined. They’ll share their thoughts on historical fiction, novels in verse, and, most importantly, writing across and deeper than our differences.

Ann E. Burg was born in Brooklyn and has been writing since early childhood. She is drawn to stories of the disenfranchised and voiceless and finds inspiration in little known or too-soon- forgotten historical incidents. A teacher for ten years, Ann continues to be interested in the challenges children face. She strives to engage readers in stories which will broaden their world view and prepare them for a global society. Her most recent book is Unbound: A Novel in Verse, which was selected as a New York Public Library 2016 Best Book for Kids.

Christine Kendall studied children’s literature at the Southampton Writers Conference and was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest. Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals and her debut novel, Riding Chance, was published by Scholastic in the fall of 2016 and was named a New York Public Library 2016 Best Book for Kids.

The Writing Life events in 2017 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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