Writing the Truth: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Sunday, April 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Children & Families
  • Teen
  • Women/Gender

Dashka Slater, Anne Nesbet, Sara Saedi, moderated by Dan Brekke

Young readers have an intense curiosity about the world, and sophisticated books based on real-life events can help them navigate the complexities they find. The authors on this panel will discuss how they incorporate difficult real events into their books while keeping them enjoyable for young readers. Slater, who has written several children’s books, has a new nonfiction book geared toward young adults that deals with the burning of a cross-dressed teenager on an Oakland bus. Nesbet’s historical fiction follows an 11-year-old orphan in 1941 America. Saedi presents her true story of her family’s undocumented history (Remember, anyone under age 18 is let in free—no wristbands necessary!)

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Boiler Room