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Sunday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Queer Representation in YA

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YA is a booming genre, but is everyone getting the chance to see their own experiences reflected in the stories being told? How do we help younger readers find queer content? Join panelists for a discussion of queer representation in YA - who is doing it well, what are the best resources for finding queer YA, and what stories aren't being told yet that we want to see more of in books for young adults?

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A.C. Wise

A.C. Wise's fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, and several Year's Best anthologies, among other places. Her work has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, as well as twice being a finalist for the Sunburst Award, twice being a finalist... Read More →

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Rosiee Thor

Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by telling her mother bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She spent her childhood reading by flashlight in the closet until she came out as queer. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and an abundance of bread. Tarnished... Read More →
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Suzanne Walker

Suzanne Walker is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She is co-creator of the Hugo-nominated graphic novel Mooncakes (Oni Press/Lion Forge) with artist Wendy Xu. Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, and she has published nonfiction articles with Uncanny Magazine... Read More →
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Trace Kerr

Author
Trace Kerr is a lifelong Pacific Northwesterner who loves writing stories about undaunted queer teens and magic. Her debut YA novel, The Names We Take comes out May 19, 2020. When she isn't writing, Trace is the producer and co-host for Brain Junk, a lighthearted fact finding podcast... Read More →


Sunday May 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Aramis Stream