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LitFest: Writing Kidlit with Sonja Thomas and Jenn Reese

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Age Group:

Teens , Adults
Registration for this event will close on August 31, 2022 @ 7:00pm.
There are 18 seats remaining.

Program Description

Event Description

Join middle grade authors Sonja Thomas (Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence) and Jenn Reese (Every Bird a Prince) as they discuss the ins and outs of writing KidLit. Questions are welcome!

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This is one of many events happening for LitFest 2022, which runs Aug 20 - Sept 24. For a full list of programs, visit: www.metrolibrary.org/litfest

About the authors:
Sonja Thomas (she/her) writes stories for readers of all ages, often featuring brave, everyday girls doing extraordinary things. Raised in Central Florida—home of the wonderful world of Disney, humidity, and hurricanes—and a Washington, DC transplant for 11 years (go Nats!), she's now “keeping it weird” in the Pacific Northwest.

Ruled by coffee & cats, a few of her favorite things are:
dancing to music blasting in the living room
traveling to new places and buying a magnet before leaving
snuggling with her furry friend, Gabbie Lu (just don't let her roommate's 3 other cats know!)

She's a contributing author for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence is her debut middle grade novel.
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Jenn Reese (she/they) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She is the author of A Game of Fox & Squirrels, an NPR Best Book of 2020, a finalist for the Andre Norton Award and the Mythopoeic Award, and winner of the Oregon Book Award and Oregon Spirit Book Award. Their other publications include the Above World trilogy and numerous short stories and essays. Jenn lives in Portland, Oregon where she makes art, plays video games, and talks to the birds.

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