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YWW Southern Oregon: Welcome Back – A YA Novel Discussion with Tehlor Kay Mejia and Michelle Ruiz Keil
September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome Back – A YA Novel Discussion with Tehlor & Michelle
NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2019-2020: We will now be meeting on the third Saturday of each month at the Library in Grants Pass (200 NW C St, Grants Pass, OR 97526) from 10:30 am – noon.
For this first month, we will have a special DOUBLE AUTHOR PRESENTATION! This means that if you attend, you’ll get 2 BOOKS INSTEAD OF 1! Yay!!!!! Invite your friends to join. We’re hoping to have even more people join – we have an incredible, packed year coming up!
About Tehlor Kay Mejia
Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author and Oregon native in love with the alpine meadows and evergreen forests of her home state, where she lives with her daughter. When she’s not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale. She is active in the Latinx lit community, and passionate about representation for marginalized teens in media. Her short fiction appears in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Inkyard Press, and her debut YA fantasy novel, We Set the Dark on Fire, came out February 26, 2019, from Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins with a sequel to follow in 2020. Her middle-grade fantasy debut, Paola Santiago and the Drowned Palace, is forthcoming from Rick Riordan Presents/Disney Hyperion. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @tehlorkay.
About Michelle Ruiz Keil
Michelle Ruiz Keil is a Latinx author and playwright with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Lit Camp and studied at Hedgebrook with author Ruth Ozeki. A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Michelle has worked as a nanny, bookseller, housecleaner, needle exchange provider, sex worker advocate, stay-at-home parent, and psychic friend. Her 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.