Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
Writing Tough Topics for Young Readers
Literary Reading or Event
Event: May 25, 2023 | 18:30 PM (EDT)
Thursday, May 25, 7:30PM ADT, Zoom Webinar
"Writing Tough Topics for Young Readers" with Hackmatack nominees Laura Best, Edeet Ravel, and Valerie Sherrard
Join 2023 Hackmatack award nominees Laura Best (The Family Way, Nimbus Publishing, 2021), Edeet Ravel (A Boy is Not a Ghost, Groundwood Books, 2021), and Valerie Sherrard (Birdspell, Cormorant Books, 2021) for a discussion on writing difficult topics for middle grade readers. In conversation with Stephanie Domet (Afterwords Literary Festival), the authors will explain how their novels tackle difficult issues such as war, racism, historical traumas, mental health, and strained family relationships. The discussion will offer advice on how to approach tough topics with sensitivity and forethought, craft an age-appropriate narrative, and navigate the publishing process.
Posted: May 15, 2023