"Can You Please Write About Something More Pleasant?"
A discussion about real life topics in young people's literature.
Workshop The Sweet Spot: Capturing Voice, Pacing and Real-Life Concerns for a Young Adult Audience
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
USM's Glickman Family Library
Writing young adult fiction isn't just about using teen slang, keeping the word count low and inserting "like" in every other sentence. Maria will explore how to write authentic "teen" dialogue, find a young adult narrative voice and keep the action moving in this YA workshop sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Click here to register.
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Workshop
Monday, November 20, 2017
Americas Center Convention Complex
St. Louis, Missouri
Panel discussion with authors Maria Padian, Amy Reed and Ashley Blake on
"Opening Minds: Perspectives on Power and Sex"
Maine Council of English Language Arts
Friday, March 23, 2018
Lookout Point, Northport, Maine
Maria will be the keynote speaker at this annual conference.