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A Conversation with Erin E. Moulton & Marty Kelley
Presented by the VCFA Young Writers Network & the Center for Arts + Social Justice

Join Erin E. Moulton in conversation with Marty Kelley as they demystify school visits for COVID times and beyond. How do you garner interest as a speaker, create interactive programming, prepare teachers for your visit, and appeal to a variety of learners? Erin and Marty will attempt to answer these questions and more.

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Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. An experienced novelist, Erin is the author of Flutter, Tracing Stars, Chasing the Milky Way, and Keepers of the Labyrinth. She is also the editor of Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out. In addition to her creative pursuits, Erin has over 12 years of experience tracking down interesting real-life questions at the reference desk and is an experienced librarian and genealogist. For over nine years she worked as a teen librarian, providing weekly programming for teens and children at the Derry Public Library. She has presented to groups of all sizes and ages throughout her many years as a published author and has worked with organizations such as CLiF, Wondermore, 826 Boston, VCFA YWN, as well as on her own account. Erin holds a BA from Emerson College, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. When she isn’t searching for just the right word or just the right clue, she can be found teaching people of all ages about writing, publishing, and research. Visit her online at www.erinemoulton.com.

Marty Kelley has written and illustrated many published children’s books, including Fall Is Not Easy, Almost Everybody Farts, and the Molly Mac chapter book series. Pugnapped, his first chapter book/graphic novel hybrid, is due out in November 2021. His career as an artist started when he began drawing historically accurate pictures of spaceships dropping bombs on dinosaurs. When he started going to school, he found even more artistic fulfillment in creating advanced character studies of his teacher, Mean Mrs. Keane. By the time he was a freshman in high school, he had a regular comic strip published in the local town paper. After high school, he attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts to become an animator. Shortly after art school, he had a career crisis and moved to Florida, where he went back to school and got his degree in elementary education. He taught second grade for several years before making the difficult decision to pursue writing and illustrating full time. Each school year, Marty visits an average of 75–80 schools all over the country to talk about writing and illustrating books. He has presented to hundreds of thousands of students over the past two decades. And it’s still fun and exciting! Visit Marty online at www.martykelley.com.



September 29, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
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