We were delighted to welcome young adult novelist A.S. King to The Writer’s Room, as part of The Betsy’s Writers for Young Readers program presented in partnership with Florida International University. As part of her residency here on South Beach, King was asked to speak to a group of college students about the importance of writing young adult books from the marginalized cross sections of teens lives. She also led a free workshop on the subject with Miami Dade County Public Libraries.
King joins a growing list of Writers for Young Readers alumni, and joins Kekla Magoon and Matt de la Pena for our 2014-2015 Season. To learn more about this residency and community outreach program, contact our Literary Arts Manager (and Writer for Young Readers), Pablo Cartaya.