Thursday, August 11, 2016

YA Novelist E. Lockhart coming to Hugo House--and a giveaway!




















YOUNG-ADULT NOVELIST E. LOCKHART KICKS OFF NEW SEASON OF WORD WORKS SERIES

Series features notable writers talking about a topic of personal mastery meant to draw back the curtain on the process of writing

SEATTLE—Young-adult novelist E. Lockhart begins a new year of craft talks for Hugo House's Word Works: Writers on Writing series on September 18 at 7 p.m. in The Frye Art Museum

Lockhart is known for penning young-adult novels that are feminist and socially conscious, including the New York Times-bestselling We Were Liars, and her novel, The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks, which won a Michael L. Printz Honor Award and was a National Book Award finalist.

In her Word Works talk, In Praise of Style: Artifice, Punctuation, and Other Rogue Techniques of World-Building, Lockhart will dissect how certain writers, even in popular fiction, use playful and stylized language and formats to build compelling fictional worlds. Revered writers of children's, adult, and YA literature—including Neil Gaiman, Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), Walter Dean Meyers, and Lauren Myracle—will serve as a jumping-off point for the lecture, focusing on how these writers use experimental techniques without becoming gimmicky or inaccessible to readers. A Q&A with Lockhart will follow.

In conjunction with the event, Lockhart will teach a class at Hugo House on Monday, September 19. The half-day intensive workshop, Finding Your Voice, will have students look at heritage, family, fandoms, regionalisms, inside jokes, and slang vocabularies as tools for getting their own unique mind onto the page.

Lockhart (née Emily Jenkins) grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington, and is an alumna of Lakeside School in North Seattle. She studied illustrated books at Vassar College and earned a doctorate in English literature at Columbia University. She is the author of nine novels, including DramaramaFly on the Wall, and the popular Ruby Oliver series, which begins with the novel The Boyfriend List.

More information on the event can be found on the event page, and information on the class can be found on Hugo House's website.


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NOTE: SCBWI-WWA IS COLLABORATING WITH HUGO HOUSE TO GIVE AWAY TWO TICKETS TO THIS EVENT, WHICH NORMALLY COSTS $12. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, JUST COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST BELOW! WE'LL SELECT TWO WINNERS AT RANDOM.  :)

8 comments:

Cuppa Jolie said...

A ticket would actually get me across the water. Love her work. Thanks for letting us know.

Angie Quantrell said...

What an awesome opportunity! All of this right in our own northwest neck of the woods! Yay!

Angie Powell said...

That sounds like a great lecture to attend!

Barbara Parker said...

Sounds like a great opportunity.

Dawn Simon said...

I am such an E.Lockhart/Emily Jenkins fan! My daughter brought her books to my attention years ago, and I love them. I bet both events will be great!

Margaret Nevinski said...

What a great idea, to partner with Hugo House! Definitely want to attend her talk.

Judith van Praag said...
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Judith van Praag said...

Oi, I deleted earlier posted comment because I only mentioned two out of three collaborating organizations. So here goes again: Great opportunity! Got to love that SCBWI, Frye and Richard Hugo House organizers put their heads together. And parking at the museum is free, that's an added perk in my (pocket) book!