Teen Author Panel

Petworth Library

Teen Author Panel

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 1 p.m.

Come meet popular teen authors Kat Spears (Sway), Robin Talley (Lies We Tell Ourselves), Gareth Hinds (Macbeth) and Ellen Oh (King). Learn about their writing process, and how they shape their settings and characters through their writing.  If you are interested in bringing a school group, please contact Brandon Digwood at brandon.digwood@dc.gov
 
Sway by Kat Spears
High school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want -- term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

Macbeth by Gareth Hinds
Macbeth, a general in the king's army, is returning from battle when he comes upon three witches who tell him that one day he'll be king. At first Macbeth dismisses their predictions, but an evil seed takes root in his mind, and soon he is convinced and impatient. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But 'blood will have blood,' and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murder to keep the crown?

King by Ellen Oh
Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes: Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin -- the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince -- and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy
 
 

Add to Calendar 20-10-2015 13:00:00 20-10-2015 14:00:00 Teen Author Panel Come meet popular teen authors Kat Spears (Sway), Robin Talley (Lies We Tell Ourselves), Gareth Hinds (Macbeth) and Ellen Oh (King). Learn about their writing process, and how they shape their settings and characters through their writing.  If you are interested in bringing a school group, please contact Brandon Digwood at brandon.digwood@dc.gov   Sway by Kat Spears High school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want -- term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project. Macbeth by Gareth Hinds Macbeth, a general in the king's army, is returning from battle when he comes upon three witches who tell him that one day he'll be king. At first Macbeth dismisses their predictions, but an evil seed takes root in his mind, and soon he is convinced and impatient. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But 'blood will have blood,' and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murder to keep the crown? King by Ellen Oh Girl warrior, demon slayer, and tiger spirit of the yellow eyes: Kira is ready for her final quest to save her cousin -- the young boy destined to rule the Iron Realm as crown prince -- and to uncover the third lost treasure while facing innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy     false DD/MM/YYYY