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Saturday, April 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Handling the Taboo in Children's Writing

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How far is too far? How do authors handle graphic, heavy social topics when writing for children?

Join authors Silvia Acevedo, Valerie Biel, Angie Stanton, Kelly Risser, and Sandy Goldsworthy as they discuss censorship and courage in kid lit.

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Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with a book in her hands and her head in the clouds. As an adult, she’s put her talent to use writing contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow. Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin... Read More →
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Sandy Goldsworthy

Sandy Goldsworthy is a YA author of the paranormal romance series, The Afterworld Saga. She credits her writing inspiration to her high school English teacher who encouraged her to be more descriptive in her work. Sandy resides in southeastern Wisconsin. Learn more at www.sandygo... Read More →
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Kelly Risser

Kelly Risser knew at a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up. Unfortunately, Fairytale Princess was not a lucrative career. Leaving the castle and wand behind, she entered the world of creative business writing where she worked in advertising, marketing, and training at... Read More →
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Valerie Biel

Valerie Biel is a huge fan of Ireland travel and all things Irish. She’s the author of the award-winning, Celtic-mythology-inspired Circle of Nine series. She also writes middle-grade novels and nonfiction and is represented by The Purcell Agency.When she’s not writing, she’s... Read More →
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Silvia Acevedo

Silvia Acevedo is a journalist and novelist. In her 20+ years in news, she’s interviewed presidential candidates, covered national and international stories, and guest hosted a television morning talk show. Silvia currently freelances at various news publications and performs voice-over... Read More →