Writer's Craft Series - YA Panel

Writers' Craft Series - EmPOWERment

Gaining confidence is something many struggle with in their teen years. How does that affect our writing and reading of characters going through the same challenges? Erin Cashman, Sara Farizan, and Adrienne Kisner will be tackling this question and talking about their writing process.

Erin Cashman is a Young Adult author living in Massachusetts. Her debut YA fantasy, The Exceptionals (Holiday House) was named a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2013. She is also the workshop coordinator and a mentor at the 1st 5 Pages Writing Workshop through the blog Adventures in YA Publishing.

Sara Farizan is an Iranian American writer and ardent basketball fan who was born in and lives near Boston. The award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, she has an MFA from Lesley University and a BA in film and media studies from American University. Here to Stay is her third novel.

Adrienne Kisner has master's and doctorate degrees in theology from Boston University and was inspired by her work with high school and college students to write Dear Rachel Maddow. She is also a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in writing for children and young adults. Dear Rachel Maddow is her debut.

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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Uncharted Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624145933
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Published: Page Street Kids - September 4th, 2018

A secret worth dying for is also worth killing for.


Here to Stay Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616207007
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

“A powerful YA novel about identity and prejudice.” —Entertainment Weekly

Bijan Majidi is:
  • Shy around girls
  • Really into comics
  • Decent at basketball
Bijan Majidi is not:
  • A terrorist
What happens when a kid who’s flown under the radar for most of hig


Dear Rachel Maddow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250146021
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 5th, 2018

In Adrienne Kisner's Dear Rachel Maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut.

Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow.