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Saturday, April 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
We Need Diverse Books

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Join Catherine Lundoff, Lee Pulaski, Silvia Acevedo, & Lora Hyler in a panel to address the lack of diverse narratives in children's literature, adult literature, and genre fiction. The panelists will lead discussion through a diverse lens, with topics such as how we can promote inclusiveness in books for all ages and experiences, and how we can celebrate diverse books.

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Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning bisexual writer, editor and publisher from Minneapolis. She is the author of Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and editor of the forthcoming pirate anthology, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), as well... Read More →
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Lee Pulaski

Lee Pulaski has published more than a dozen books, most of them taking place in Wisconsin. From romance to mysteries to the supernatural, Lee specializes in showing the love between two men and how they navigate through the trials of life. After publishing his first book, “The Colors... 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 →
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Lora Hyler

Lora Hyler's debut middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, was published in March 2018. The book is available throughout the U.S., Australia, Portugal and the UK. Lora has written hundreds of articles, several full-length screenplays, and short stories... Read More →