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Fall 2014

Lecture: Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo HopkinsonFans old and new attended Nalo Hopkinson’s inspiring lecture Keeping it (Un)Real at the second YA Author Lecture Series talk event held at Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, November 15, 2014. After the talk there was a lively question and answer session, followed by a book signing. Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, has lived in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana and for the past 35 years in Canada. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Writing Workshop: Caroline Carlson

CarolineCarlsonBefore the lecture, those signed up for the workshop participated in Caroline Carlson’s writing workshop. She is the author of a series of funny and fantastical series of novels for young readers. Caroline holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband.