Identity, Privilege, Acceptance and Love
LIVE Writing Workshop with Q&A
Natasha Diaz, author of COLOR ME IN, and NoNieqa Ramos, author of THE TRUTH IS, will read poetry from their YA novels (virtual snapping welcomed), NoNieqa will lead an anti-racism writer’s meditation, and both will converse about the art of writing intersectional characters and share craft exercises for your writer’s tool kit. (Possible appearances may be made by Baby Zuzu, Lil’ Langston, or gatos negros.)
We invite you to send us your questions and comments. All entrants to the free webinar will be entered into a drawing for a free 45 minute classroom/library Skype visit from each of us valid from September-June 2020.
SUPPLIES: 1. A notebook, your arms, a computer to write upon. 2. Well-wishes for our birthday gurl, Natasha!*
Why read THE TRUTH IS?
Lilliam Rivera, author of DEALING in DREAMS, selected THE TRUTH IS as a Bustle Book Club selection. Hip Latina named TTU “10 of the Best Latinx Young Adult Books of 2019.” Remezcla included TT in the “15 Best Books by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019.”
Why read COLOR ME IN?
COLOR ME IN was a finalist for the National Jewish Book awards and listed as one of the Best Books of 2019 in The Guardian and one of the 26 Kid’s Books to read in 2019 on TheTodayShow.com by National Book Award winning author, Elizabeth Acevedo.
In this webinar Natasha and NoNieqa will:
Read a poem from our works.
Light a candle and participate in an anti-racism writers’ meditation.
--What is intersectionality?
--Why is it important for kids to read books about intersectional characters?
--How do we acknowledge our privilege?
--Dos and DO NOTs of writing intersectional characters: What we know and what we have learned
--Engage in #ownvoices writing exercises.
--Respond to your comments and questions!
Author Natasha Diaz
Author of COLOR ME IN
Author NoNieqa Ramos
Author of THE TRUTH IS