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.