Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Conference Series-Distinguished Faculty: Brent Hartinger

Happy Wednesday fellow SCBWI WWA members! It's time to meet another one of our Distinguished Faculty for our 20th Annual Writing and Illustrating for Children Conference; Author (and Playwright) Brent Hartinger. Brent has sold eight novels; including GEOGRAPHY CLUB; a novel about a secret high school gay-straight alliance.

Besides books, he writes screenplays, published articles, essays, short stories, newspaper columns, cartoons, and even greeting cards. Brent also teaches writing; you can follow him on Twitter (and get his patented Daily Writing Tips). He also occasionally joins the faculty at Vermont College in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Here's a Q & A question from a Writer's Digest Interview with Brent;

What is the most rewarding part of writing for the YA audience?
It is absolutely the response I get, which is just so honest and sincere and rewarding. I think adults are far less likely to really get excited about something. … For a teenager, it's an immediate, visceral thing, and the response is often so passionate and so emotional.
Here's another Interview to check out on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Something to know about Brent is that his second great love is the theatre. You can find out more information about Brent, and his work on his website, and his blog.

For more information about the conference, and to register visit the event website.

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