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Panel: YA Breakout Authors in Conversation

Friday, August 2
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
St. Helen’s A/B

Wonder what your author life looks like after your first work gets picked up and published? Join this inspiring panel of new YA authors as they share stories and answer questions about their path to publication and beyond.

Panelists include Michelle Ruiz Keil, Kim Johnson, and Tehlor Kay Mejia


Michelle Ruiz Keil

Michelle Ruiz Keil is a Latinx novelist and playwright with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. She teaches writing with a focus on fairytale, divination, and archetype and curates All Kinds of Fur: A Fairytale Reading Series and Salon in Portland, Oregon. Her published short fiction can be found in Cosmonauts Avenue and the forthcoming anthology Color Outside The Lines. All Of Us With Wings is her first novel.

Michelle Ruiz Keil