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Friday, May 17 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Kidlit: Creating foundations

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Children’s literature often addresses tough topics in creative ways - from portal fantasies to adventure quests to space battles. What are the ramifications of doing so? Why are monsters and magic, and reaching beyond the ordinary world so vital? What are tools and techniques to do so?

Moderators
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Fran Wilde

author
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been nominated for four Nebula awards, a World Fantasy Award, and a Hugo, and include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor 2015), its sequels, Cloudbound (2016) and Horizon (2017), her debut middle grade novel... Read More →

Speakers
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Ellen Klages

Writer
I write historical fiction for middle grade readers and SF/F for adults. I have won multiple awards in both fields. I love research. I have played poker every Tuesday night for 35 years. I collect lead civilians and other odd, old toys. I often give UV tours of my dining room at dinner... Read More →
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Farah Rishi

Author
| Farah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani-American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in another life, she’s worked stints as a lawyer, a video game journalist, and an editorial assistant. She received her B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College, her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, and... Read More →

Finalists
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Rachel Hartman

Writer
Rachel Hartman is the author of the NYT bestselling YA fantasy SERAPHINA and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Her most recent book, TESS OF THE ROAD, was just nominated for the Andre Norton and Lodestar Awards. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
I/J Salon

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