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Friday, April 29 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
3E: Writers of Color Roundtable LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Join fellow Muse attendees, authors, agents, and editors to discuss questions unique to writers of color, from both the "muse" and "marketplace" perspectives. We'll discuss craft issues that writers of color may encounter differently than white writers-- such as indicating characters' racial identities, explaining cultural references, italicizing non-English words, and addressing readerly assumptions that are based on one's identity.
We'll also discuss what a lack of diversity in publishing industry means for writers of color. Agents and editors will share their perspectives on how such a writer might best find a home for her work, and the unique challenges she may face in her book's marketing and promotion.
Come for a lively, interesting, and important conversation. We'll begin with prepared questions and will then open to Q&A. Designed for attendees of color, but all are welcome. 

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Regina Brooks

Literary Agent, Serendipity Literary Agency LLC
Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, in New York, New York. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. The agencies authors have... Read More →
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Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee is the bestselling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. He is a recipient of the Whiting Award... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn Greenidge's first novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was published by Algonquin Books in 2016 to enormous critical acclaim. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Greenidge was the recipient of a Hertog Fellowship while at Hunter and the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize... Read More →
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Emi Ikkanda

Editor, Henry Holt & Company
Emi Ikkanda pursues a diverse list at Holt, and she most recently edited New York Times bestselling author Richard Reeves’s Infamy, about the Japanese American internment during WWII, and journalist Carla Power’s National Book Award longlisted memoir If The Oceans Were Ink, about... Read More →
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Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, honored by the APALA, and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle... Read More →
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Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). A current City of Boston Artist-in-Residence, De Leon was also named the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence by the Associates of the Boston Public Library where she worked... Read More →
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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she earned an MFA from the University... Read More →

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Sonya Larson

Muse Director
Sonya Larson joined GrubStreet in 2005, and helped to grow the organization from offering 80 classes a year to over 600. Since then she has managed GrubStreet's many and proliferating programs, and served as Program Director for several years.Now, as the Director of the Muse and Advocacy... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Terrace Room