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Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10H: Be Brave: The Character of YA Literature LIMITED

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"Character" refers to the people in your book and keeping them real in word, deed, and circumstance.  But "character" also refers to the need for the writer to exhibit true character in the crafting of the stories s/he tells. In this talk, attendees will explore with children's literary agent Ayanna Coleman how to write through fear and with empathy and compassion to tell the stories that are either not told enough or not told at all. This requires risk-taking and a bit of bravery, especially in our highly-charged political environment. Come prepared for a frank and generative discussion. 

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Ayanna Coleman

Literary Agent, Quill Shift Literary Agency
Ayanna Coleman founded Quill Shift Literary Agency in 2013. With an educational background in marketing and English, Ayanna has worked within the publishing industry at publishing houses, literary agencies, as a book reviewer, programming and event director, and many years as a children’s... Read More →

Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Tremont Room