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Kacen Callender

they/them or he/him

Author
Hurricane Child
Participates in 7 items
Kacen Callender is the author of Hurricane Child and This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, and is committed to expanding diversity in children's books. Kacen loves playing RPG video games and watching soul-sucking reality TV shows in their free time. They really wish they had a dog.

Sessions in which Kacen Callender participates

Friday 11 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

What does it take to write a baddie that readers love to hate? How about a complex, flawed antagonist that'll spark debate for years to come (*cough* Snape *cough*)? What if your villain isn't a person at all? We'll discuss the ins and outs of writing compelling antagonists across multiple genres. 

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

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 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.

5:15 PM
5:15 PM EDT - 5:45 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

As trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming authors make in-roads in publishing, the conversation about representation is shifting rapidly. What changes when authors share identities with their characters? Is there additional pressure to write transness in a particular way? How is the publishing industry adapting (or not)? Get ready to dig into this complex topic. 

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Not all bodies are treated the same way, in life or in literature. Race, sex, gender, ability, and size all play into the way characters are written and perceived. In this session, our panelists will discuss how they handle this in their work, what they'd like to see more of, and how YA as a genre is depicting diverse bodies.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 3:45 PM EDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required