This coming Saturday (April 2), I’m delivering the plenary lecture at the annual conference of the Children’s and Adolescent Literature Community at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas. I’m so excited to go to this conference! The schedule of events is behind that link, and people from the local community are welcome to register, here. If it helps, here’s the press announcement, too. The subject of the conference is “Truth, Memory, and Power” and my talk is called “Breaking Characters and Healing Them Again: The Fiction Writer’s Perspective on Working with Trauma.” Doesn’t that sound light and fun? :o) Sigh, my poor sweet Bitterblue. I hope she is eating some chocolate cake right now, perhaps while saying something snarky to one of her cousins.
If you’re in the Manhattan, Kansas area, do feel free to join us on Saturday for what promises to be a day of interesting panels and papers!