YOUNG AUTHORS GIVE BACK It’s four authors packed into one great night for a special Young Authors Give Back event presented by Anderson’s. This exciting evening features Kat Zhang (What’s Left of Me), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), Erin Bowman (Taken), and Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass). Ready, willing and able to greet fans! And a bonus writing panel follows at 7:30. FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at 6:30 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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About Young Authors Give Back Bus Tour: YAGB is comprised of four YA authors who started writing when they were young (Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kat Zhang), and decided to pay it forward on a multi-city tour, hosting free workshops for young aspiring writers, and attending book signings and discussion panels.
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Mac's Backs and Lake Erie Ink will co-sponsor the Young Authors Give Back Tour on Friday, June 7th from 4-6 p.m at Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd. in the Coventry School Building.The event features four touring writers who will conduct writing workshops for aspiring young authors and then talk about their own careers. The writers will spend 1-2 hrs discussing craft, doing writing exercises and answering questions. Workshops will be open to registrants ages 13-22 (a little younger or a little older is ok) and space is limited. The workshops are free. Call or email Mac's or Lake Erie Ink to register.
The authors are all recently published and have been writing since their teens.
Erin Bowman, author of Taken, used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.
Susan Dennard is a reader, writer, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. She used to be a marine biologist, but now she writes novels–and not novels about fish, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues. Her debut novel is Something Strange and Deadly. She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband and Irish setter.
Sarah J. Maas, author of Throne of Glass was born and raised in New York City, but after graduating from Hamilton College in 2008, she moved to Southern California. She’s always been just a tad obsessed with fairy-tales and folklore, though she’d much rather be the one slaying the dragon (instead of the damsel in distress). When she’s not busy writing, she can be found geeking out over things like Han Solo, gaudy nail polish, and ballet.
Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit. An English major at Vanderbilt University, she spends her free time performing Spoken Word poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What's Left of Me---about a girl with two souls—is her first novel.
Mac's Backs and Lake Erie Ink are sponsoring this event. Lake Erie Ink is a writing center for children and teens located in the Coventry School. They offer a full array of programming including summer writing camps. Info at www.lakeerieink.org
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