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Saturday, May 20 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
What Teens are Looking for in YA Literature

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YA Literature is consumed, enjoyed, and written by people of all age groups. But what about its original target demographic? What, exactly, do teenagers enjoy about YA? What makes or breaks a good YA book? In this panel, a group of teenagers and SFWA's newest grandmaster discusses what they love and hate about the genre and its many subgenres, tropes, and traits. Come listen and learn.

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Diane Turnshek

Carnegie Mellon University
Diane Turnshek is an astronomer at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been on the Board of Directors for both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Parsec, Pittsburgh’s premier science fiction organization. For nine years, she mentored graduate... Read More →

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Kyra Boisseree

Kyra Boisserée is a Comparative Literature major at Reed College. While she unironically adores Shakespeare and Les Misérables (yes, the book), she has a lot of thoughts about the literary field as a whole (specifically its hierarchies and standards of worth) which she has been... Read More →
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Ana Maria Curtis

Student, Swarthmore College
Ana studies English Lit, Economics, and Mandarin Chinese. She wrote some words once.
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Jane Yolen

SFWA Grandmaster
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Jane Yolen has been named the 33rd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The award is given by SFWA for “lifetime achievement... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
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