Friday, September 20th, 2019 @ 3:30 pm:
Calling all teen writers! Join us for a special edition of teen creative writing workshop with two debut young adult authors:
Alexandra Villasante (the Grief Keeper) &
Rory Power (Wilder Girls) join us for a sepcial edition of teen creative writing workshop.
Don’t miss the chance to discuss your writing with these debut YA novelists!
The Grief Keeper : Marisol and Gabi Morales are detainees of the United States government, caught crossing the U.S. border to escape the gang violence in their country after their brother was murdered. When Marisol learns that they are going to be sent home, they flee, and catch a ride with Indranie Patel. Indranie has a proposal for Marisol: become a Grief Keeper, someone who will take another's grief into their body. It's a dangerous experimental study, but if Marisol agrees she and Gabi will be allowed to stay in the United States. When Marisol meets Rey, the wealthy daughter of a D.C. Senator, and the girl she's helping to heal, Marisol doesn't expect the connection from their shared grief to erupt into a powerful love.
Wilder Girls : It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.