When: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Where: Anywhere! (via Zoom)
Join us this month for a virtual Young Adult (YA) Night with author Meg Kearney (pictured above), author/librarian Erin Moulton, writer/educator Beth Little, and librarian Yahira Vallario. Open to all ages. The panel will discuss the genre, trends, book recommendations, their processes, and answer your questions. All ages welcome.
Meg Kearney is author of three critically acclaimed young-adult verse novels told in the voice of adoptee Lizzie McLane, all of which come with teacher’s guides as well as guides to their poetic forms: The Secret of Me, The Girl in the Mirror, and When You Never Said Goodbye, all from Persea Books. Author of the picture book Trouper, illustrated by E.B. Lewis and winner of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award as well as Missouri’s Show Me Readers Award (Scholastic 2013), Meg also writes for adults, including All Morning the Crows, winner of the 2020 Washington Prize and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award. Her poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily, Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” series, and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac.” Founding Director of the Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program in Massachusetts, Meg currently resides in New Hampshire. For more info, visit www.megkearney.com.
Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. An experienced novelist, Erin is the author of Flutter, Tracing Stars, Chasing the Milky Way and Keepers of the Labyrinth. She is also the editor of Things We Haven’t Said. In addition to her creative pursuits, Erin has over 12 years of experience tracking down interesting real-life questions at the reference desk and is an experienced librarian and genealogist. She holds a BA from Emerson College, an MFA in writing from Vermont College
of Fine Arts and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. When she isn’t searching for just the right word or just the right clue, she can be found teaching people of all ages about writing, publishing and research. Visit her online at www.erinemoulton.com.
Beth Little has two degrees in writing: an MLitt in fiction from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and an MFA in writing for young people from the Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College, where she subsequently worked for three years as the program’s assistant director. Currently, she teaches humanities at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. Beth’s work has been published in the anthology Somebody’s Child: Stories About Adoption, Eastown Fiction, and the YA Review Network. She was awarded an SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor in 2016. Her most recent piece of short fiction for young adults, “Where Did You Go?”, can be found in the Silence/Power issue of Hunger Mountain (spring 2019).
Yahira Vallario was born in NYC, moved to Puerto Rico as a teenager, and somehow ended in New Hampshire where the winters are cold (brrrr). After a lifetime of wandering through libraries and wondering what it would be like to work at a library, she stumbled upon it in 2016. She started as a librarian assistant at Gilbert H.Hood Middle school. In 2018 an opportunity presented itself for a children’s librarian at Derry Public Library. 2021 has brought her to being the teen/children librarian and it has been a wild ride.
We hope to see you at YA Night on November 19th! Reach out to Erika with any questions.