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Wednesday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Becoming a Writer: A Panel for Teens Presented by INKlings

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Hosted and emceed by teen writers participating in INKlings, a teen writing group mentored by local authors, this discussion will cover a wide range of topics relevant to young writers, driven by their questions about how to approach revision, how to submit their work, whether to pursue formal study in creative writing, and much, much more. The panel of adult authors, who write in a wide range of genres and styles, will speak about their early experiences with writing, how they've stuck with it over the years, and offer tips and advice in response to questions from young writers.

The INKlings is a teen writing group that helps high schoolers take their skills to the next level while learning alongside published local authors. This group grows together as writers in a creative, encouraging environment with an eye on publication opportunities.

Authors
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Kris Dinnison

Kris Dinnison learned to read when she was five years old. She grew up reading books nobody else had read and listening to music nobody else had heard of and thinking she was weird, which she kind of was. She spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian working with students from kindergarten to graduate school. The bulk of that time she spent teaching high school English while dreaming of becoming a writer. Nowadays, when she's not... Read More →
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Stephanie Oakes

Stephanie Oakes is a young-adult author from Spokane. Her first book, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, retells the Grimm brother’s fairy tale “The Handless Maiden” using the modern setting of a religious cult. Oakes earned her MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University.
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Trent Reedy

Trent holds a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa and an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  In 2004 and 2005 he served as a combat engineer with the Army National Guard, an experience that inspired him to write his first novel for young people Words in the Dust (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic 2011).  Since then he has published fivemore novels, Stealing Air, If... Read More →
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Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor is the author of the young adult novel On The Road to Find Out and four books of creative nonfiction: Admissions Confidential, The Pig and I, Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running, and Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 7, 2016.
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Jess Walter

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 30 languages and has been widely published.


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Spark Center 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201

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