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Middle Grade: Reality Bites

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing, and Jason Reynolds, author of Ghost, in conversation. Moderated by Rosanne Parry.

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Kathleen Lane

Kathleen Lane’s first work of fiction was an advertisement for dental floss. She now writes short fiction and stories for middle-grade and young adult readers. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Best Worst Thing, was named a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal, and her short stories have appeared in a number of small and obscure literary magazines and anthologies. Kathleen lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-hosts the art and literary event series SHARE, and teaches writing through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program.

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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he gets home. Jason is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); and As Brave as You, his middle grade debut.
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