What: Kelly Jensen will appear in conversation with Rachael Lippincott, Eric Smith, Junauda Petrus-Nasah and Alicia Lutes to discuss their book Body Talk. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream.
When: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 3:00pm
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About the Authors:
Kelly Jensen is a former librarian and current editor at Book Riot and her own popular book blog, Stacked. She's the editor of two highly-acclaimed YA anthologies, Here We Are: Feminism For The Real World and (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health. Her writing has been featured in Bust Magazine, Fortune, Bustle, and more. When not working with words, she teaches yoga, hangs out with a motley crew of pets, and enjoys all of the black licorice no one else wants. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen and her website kellybjensen.com.
Rachael Lippincott is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she currently resides in Pittsburgh with her wife and their dog, Hank.
Eric Smith is a Young Adult author and literary agent with P.S. Literary living in Philadelphia. His latest novel, Don’t Read the Comments, was published by Inkyard Press in January 2020. His next novel, You Can Go Your Own Way, is due out in the Fall of 2021. You can listen to him on Book Riot's HEY YA podcast with Kelly Jensen.
Junauda Petrus-Nasah is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is born on Dakota land, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, -futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. Her first book, the young adult novel, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them, received the 2020 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award.
Alicia Lutes is a writer and sometimes comedian based in Los Angeles. Her work has previously been seen at Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, IGN, Nerdist, Bustle, MTV, and more. She also writes scripts. She’s sorry this bio isn’t more riveting.
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A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020
It’s time to bare it all about bodies!
We all experience the world in a body, but we don’t usually take the time to explore what it really means to have and live within one.