Event Title

Underneath the Mythical Iceberg: Musings on My Novel-in-Progress

Location

King Building 237

Start Date

4-27-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2018 4:20 PM

Abtract

I am currently writing a children’s/Young Adult (YA) novel about a black girl who must seek the help of her friends, the divine, and her own supernatural powers to save the self-destructing Earth. I have three goals for this presentation: 1.) To share details about the novel, such as its inspiration and critical scenes, 2.) To discuss the particular set of skills I employ to meet the demands of this sub-sub-genre, and 3.) To express how the understanding of such skills may elucidate adolescent genre fiction’s long-underappreciated significance in academia. Come for some children’s/YA diverse low-fantasy fiction; stay for random cat pictures.

Notes

Session V, Panel 16 - Gendered | Culture
Moderator: Shelley Lee, Associate Professor and Chair of Comparative American Studies, Associate Professor of History

Major

Creative Writing

Award

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Advisor(s)

Dan Chaon, Creative Writing

Project Mentor(s)

Dan Chaon, Creative Writing

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Apr 27th, 3:00 PM Apr 27th, 4:20 PM

Underneath the Mythical Iceberg: Musings on My Novel-in-Progress

King Building 237

I am currently writing a children’s/Young Adult (YA) novel about a black girl who must seek the help of her friends, the divine, and her own supernatural powers to save the self-destructing Earth. I have three goals for this presentation: 1.) To share details about the novel, such as its inspiration and critical scenes, 2.) To discuss the particular set of skills I employ to meet the demands of this sub-sub-genre, and 3.) To express how the understanding of such skills may elucidate adolescent genre fiction’s long-underappreciated significance in academia. Come for some children’s/YA diverse low-fantasy fiction; stay for random cat pictures.