You may remember last summer I attended a Book Event at the New York Public Library, titled Girl Power? Teenage Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. I loved the event so much and had so much to think about it I covered it in three parts on my blog: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
The presentation was built out from presenter Katherine Broad's research as part of her PhD, as well as the book she was co-editing with two others, all about YA dystopian lit. Back in the fall, I got an e-mail out of the blue from Kate, asking me to participate in the book release party! I was stunned, and honored, and the big day is finally here!
If you're going to be in New York City tonight, I invite you to come listen to me for a few minutes, as well as some other very smart people, at the Brave New Teenagers event at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave) to celebrate the release of Contemporary Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers edited by Balaka Basu,Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz. I'll be speaking for about five minutes about why I spent so much time blogging about dystopian lit before I took my semi-leave-of-absence from the blog (especially in light of the new job, which, BTW, is awesome, and I'm even doing some YA marketing now, so double-awesome).