Conference Schedule 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Pardon My Youth: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark with Cecil Castellucci
Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Young Adult Literature
About the Session
This session will examine whether there is a difference between writing for young people and writing about young people and the unique challenges of writing stories for both adolescent readers and adults. Many stories star young protagonists who live in and encounter the same mature world that adults do. Whether realistic or fantastical, it's a world filled with darkness and light. But just because a young character is front and center doesn't necessarily mean that the book is geared towards kids. What makes a book a book specifically for young people? How dark is too dark for a young audience?