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Nic Stone

Author
Participates in 9 items
Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up around a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work. Her debut novel, Dear Martin, was a New York Times bestselling novel. Odd One Out, Stone’s second book for young adults, will be published on October 9, 2018.

Sessions in which Nic Stone participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

It's weird that we browse the aisles of a bookstore and find each book assigned to a single shelf. Sure, a story about a queer teenager fits in the "LGBT section," but when the protagonist is also a woman and a person of color and a person who uses a wheelchair? The book truly belongs in more than one place.We'll be talking to authors about their own intersecting identities and those of thei...

Nic Stone

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Mackenzi Lee

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Mark Oshiro

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Hafsah Faizal

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3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and storytelling and continues to influence us to this day.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Reading about a traumatizing experience can be upsetting, but it can also make readers feel understood and can help them heal. Our authors will discuss the importance of not glossing over the tough stuff, their methods for writing realistically and responsibly, and the examples of the good that can come from writing these kinds of stories.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The #OwnVoices movement advocates for stories about marginalized communities to be written by people who actually fit the description on the page. Our panel will discuss why #OwnVoices matters, whether there are–or should be–exceptions to the rules, and the work that goes into building fictional worlds as diverse as the world we live in.

Hafsah Faizal

Participant

Angie Thomas

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Nic Stone

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Mark Oshiro

Participant
5:00 PM
5:00 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

By the end of this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired to write your own novel. But where do you even begin? Our authors will detail how their first novels grew from ideas into books and will share their advice for getting started.

1:15 PM
1:15 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.