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Saturday, October 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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From character playlists to actual mixtapes in books, music is all over YA. Probably because music means everything, especially when you're young. So does being a musician affect how you write? What role does music play YA books? Join 5 YA authors, some of whom are also musicians, as they talk about that, their new books, which include music, and possibly a surprise!

Moderators
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Martha Brockenbrough

Bio:Martha Brockenbrough has three books for young readers: the YA novel DEVINE INTERVENTION, FINDING BIGFOOT for slightly nerdier, slightly younger readers, and THE DINOSAUR TOOTH FAIRY for little kids still cutting their teeth on books (possibly literally). She's been a journalist, a teacher, a web producer and editor. She founded National Grammar Day and has written game questions for Trivial Pursuit and Cranium.

Writers
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Sean Beaudoin

Bio: | Sean Beaudoin is the author of five novels, including the old school noir mystery You Killed Wesley Payne, the rude zombie opus The Infects, and the punk band diary Wise Young Fool. His stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Onion, Salon, Glimmer Train, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Spirit-- the inflight magazine of Southwest Airlines. He is also a founding editor of the arts and culture... Read More →
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Kevin Emerson

Bio: | Kevin is the author of eleven middle grade and YA novels, including THE ATLANTEANS series, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION, the OLIVER NOCTURNE series and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. He is also a guitarist/singer/drummer, and his current project is THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Kevin is a former K-8 science teacher, and currently teaches with Richard Hugo House and Writers in the Schools. Originally from Cheshire, CT, now living in... Read More →
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Tara Kelly

Bio:Tara Kelly is a YA author and one-girl-band. She wrote the award-winning HARMONIC FEEDBACK (Oregon Spirit Book Award, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Best) and AMPLIFIED (Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor). She loves writing about social misfits who have an obsession with music. Tara is a Jill-of-all-trades when it comes to art, a multi-instrumentalist and producer, a graphic web designer, and a... Read More →
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Kari Luna

Bio: | Kari Luna has seen the world from behind a Hammond organ, through the lens of a commercial camera, and from the top of a Swiss Chalet. Her debut YA novel, The Theory of Everything, was described by MTV.com as "a world we would like to drop everything and start living in right this minute." She's currently working on other stories not featuring shaman pandas, but promises they'll be just as surprising. Kari lives in Portland... Read More →
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Emma Trevayne

Bio:Emma Trevayne is the author of several sci-fi and fantasy novels for young adults and children. Her first novel, Coda, was released by Running Press Kids in May 2013, and will be followed by a companion novel, Chorus, in Spring 2014. Her middle-grade debut, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, is also debuting in Spring 2014 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and The Cabinet of Curiosities, an anthology of scary... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ear Trumpet Labs Stage OCC, E-141

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