New Voices in YA and Children's Literature
Oct 3, 2012 Main Library, Teen Room
Come hear from young authors! Talk to them about the writing and reading life. They write for younger audiences, but all are welcome.
The program will include short selections from each of the writers, a panel discussion, and a reception.
In honor of banned books week, feel free to bring your favorite banned book to show off during the reception!
This month's authors include:
Tamar Hela was born and raised in the Bay Area of California, where she currently resides with her family. Since the age of ten, many of her teachers have encouraged her to pursue a career in writing fiction. Tamar has always had a knack for words, loving the art of storytelling. As a musician and artist, she understands the importance of captivating an audience through various mediums, but especially loves using words to create visual images for readers.
She has recently released her first novel, Feast Island, a story about seven teenagers who are transported to a parallel universe where they discover they are part of an ancient prophecy regarding the redemption of the planet Cantelia from the grips of evil. The novel is book one of an eight book series and has been published through Epic Books Publishing. She also recently had a poem titled “Hope” published, which came out in the anthology Live Life: The Daydreamer's Journal in early May 2012.
Chelsey Blair Kendig received her BA from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and is currently studying for her MA/MFA in Children's Literature/Writing for Children at Simmons College. In her (limited) spare time, she maintains a blog called Sense and Disability about her experiences as a young woman as a disability and goes to more concerts than is perhaps advisable.
Hope to see you there! The event starts at 6:45 PM.