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November 15, 2022

Laura Obuobi, 2021 MFA in WCYA

In the fall of 2022, we spoke with author and alumnx Laura Obuobi (WCYA ‘21) about her 2022 picture book publication Black Gold, her upcoming...
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August 22, 2022

Jane Houng & Heather Demetrios, 2014 MFA in WCYA

Years after graduating from the WCYA program in 2014, Jane Houng and Heather Demetrios are still finding ways to collaborate and use their collective voices...
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June 29, 2022

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Mexican American author, filmmaker, and youth literacy activist e.E. Charlton-Trujillo has written several award-winning books for teens and children, most notably the Fat Angie series,...
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June 29, 2022

Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani is the award-winning author of several books for young people. Her most recent middle-grade novel, How to Find What You're Not Looking ...
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May 20, 2022

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan is an award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, middle grade novels, and graphic novels for young readers. Matt...
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May 12, 2022

Melanie Crowder

Melanie Crowder (she/her) is an educator, speaker, and the acclaimed author of nine novels for young readers. Her work has received numerous awards and starred...
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May 12, 2022

Fran Wilde

Double Nebula Award-winner Fran Wilde has published seven novels, a poetry collection, and more than 50 short stories for adults, teens, and kids. Her stories...
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May 9, 2022

Anica Mrose Rissi

Anica Mrose Rissi is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and...
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May 6, 2022

Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan (she/her) is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author best known for The Astonishing Color of After...
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April 25, 2022

Ceredwyn Bagley

Ceredwyn Bagley used to be called Kathleen Bagley (and is still known by her pseudonym, Kate Pentecost) but noticed that there were an inordinate amount...
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