By Lyn Fairchild Hawks
As a young adult author and former high school teacher who loves reading lists full of unique voices and identities, I find recent news about banned books heartbreaking.
Back in 1986, I wrote a high school research paper about book censorship, and here we are again. I dived back into this problem as an MFA student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts,
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By Carol McAfee
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Today I want to talk to you about poetry.
You may not consider yourself a poet. You may be scared of poetry in the way I am wary of numbers and higher math, so much so that I would join the witness protection program to avoid them.
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By Suma Subramaniam
I’m thrilled to welcome Author Gabrielle Byrne to Cynsations today!
When and where do you write? Why does that time and space work for you?
I wish I were one of those writers who can roll out of bed early, ready to rumble,
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
I’m thrilled to introduce two debut authors to the Cynsations audience today. I met both at Vermont College of Fine Arts several years ago while we were all working on MFAs in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Both write middle grade, but their books are very different, illustrating the depth and diversity that exists in children’s literature.
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