Writing Our Own Stories: Navigating Life, First Love, and Others’ Expectations of Us
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, November 5, 2022
YA HQ Tent
9th Street and Congress Avenue, Austin TX

Dealing with expectations—from family, friends, and society at large—is tough at any age, but especially when you’re dealing with high school too. Come meet three incredible authors and their richly drawn teen protagonists, each of whom finds themselves navigating a gripping, life-shaping situation.


Moderator: Sara Kocek, author of the YA novel Promise Me Something and the founder of Yellow Bird Editors, a collective of independent book editors and writing coaches.Anna Gracia, Crystal Maldonado, Natalia Sylvester, Boys I Know, No Filter and Other Lies, Breathe and Count Back from Ten


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