The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Speaking Their Language: The Voice of the Modern Teen with Erin Jade Lange

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Generative Workshop, Lecture, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Genre Fiction, Young Adult Literature
Tags: Voice, Narration, Dialogue, Technology

About the Session

If you open a book to find the word “groovy,” you are instantly transported to the 1960s and 1970s. If all the characters are “mad” for life and calling each other “Daddy-O,” they are probably straight out of the 1950s. But what vernacular belongs to today’s teens? In this session, we will explore how modern technology has impacted our lingo and how to capture the voice of contemporary teens, when there is no slang to define their generation. Attendees should come prepared to write.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Erin Jade Lange
Erin Jade Lange is the award-winning author of contemporary young adult novels, Butter, Dead Ends, and Rebel Bully Geek Pariah. She is the winner of the Friedolin Youth Book Prize in Germany and the Sakura Medal in Japan. She has also been nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (twice), the German Children’s Literature Award and multiple state book awards.