Crushes, Computers, and Coming-of-Age

When:
October 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2017-10-14T13:30:00-04:00
2017-10-14T14:30:00-04:00
Where:
Merten Hall, Room 1201
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

Meet three YA authors as they chat about writing teen characters growing up and finding themselves. Christina June’s It Started with Goodbye is a modern take on the Cinderella story–but with way juicier secrets and a feisty step-abuela “fairy godmother.” Misa Sugiura’s It’s Not Like it’s a Secret explores a queer teen’s coming of age in a way that “realistically celebrates a teen’s discovery of trust in herself and in others.” For fans of retro gaming, Meg Eden’s Post-High School Reality Quest is about a teen girl whose life becomes narrated like a video game–but some things are all too real.