FftB: Writing Trauma

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With a steady rise of mental health awareness today, how do authors go about expressing pain and suffering through their writing? Moderator Jeannie Vanasco, author of the memoir Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl, leads a conversation with four authors about how they approached writing about trauma in their genre-bending books: Nikki Grimes and her YA memoir in verse, Ordinary Hazards; Grace Talusan and her memoir The Body Papers, which uses medical records, government documents and more; Sonja Solter with her middle grade novel-in-verse, When You Know What I Know; and Alysia Lin Ying Sawchyn with A Fish Growing Lungs, a collection of linked essays that reflect on her misdiagnosis and her ultimate recovery.

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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781629798813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wordsong - October 8th, 2019

A Fish Growing Lungs: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781941681664
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Published: Burrow Press - June 9th, 2020

When You Know What I Know Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316535441
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - August 11th, 2020