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Hackmatack Panel with Valerie Sherrard, Edeet Ravel, Laura Best, and host Stephanie Domet
25 May at 18:30
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm ADT)
Online via Zoom
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.