New BIO Roundtables and a Special YA Biography Event
BIO is introducing two new roundtables for members. These are opportunities for members to meet once a month or so via Zoom to network and discuss their projects. Please contact the hosts to join.
—Science biography (including nature and medicine): Gabriella Kelly-Davies
—Global biography (to discuss the challenges of writing global and international biography): Victoria Phillips
And the YA Biography roundtable, hosted by Heidi King, is welcoming new members and is holding a special event that anyone interested may join. Contact Heidi
YA and Children’s Literature Roundtable: Thursday, July 22 at 6 pm ET
The next Writing YA and Children’s Literature Roundtable will feature a discussion on trends in children’s literature with Kathy G. Short, professor at the University of Arizona and Director of Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures, whose work centers around children’s and adolescent literature in a diverse society. Dr. Short will discuss her observations of recent trends in YA/children’s literature with emphasis on children’s biography and what she would like to see more of in the market. She will then be open to questions from the group.