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May 2021

AU Writing Project Author Series – Ann Braden

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The AU Writing Project will welcome nine nationally known, award-winning authors to its Spring 2021 series of virtual author talks! Join us by registering HERE. Free and open to both the AU community and members of the National Writing Project. Author Ann Braden will join the AU College of Education on May 17 at 7 p.m. Braden writes books about kids trying to stand up for themselves even when life is hard. Her debut middle grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus was named one of NPR’s Best…

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June 2021

AU Pride Month Author Series – Lesléa Newman

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Lesléa Newman, author of 75 books, including the groundbreaking Heather Has Two Mommies, will speak on June 1 at 7 p.m. About the Author Lesléa (pronounced “Lez-LEE-uh”) Newman is the author of 75 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous;…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Bill Konigsberg

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of six young adult novels, will speak on June 7 at 7 p.m. About the Author Bill Konigsberg is the award-winning author of six young adult novels. THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Stonewall Book Award in 2016. OPENLY STRAIGHT won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, was a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Lev Rosen

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Lev Rosen, award-winning author of six novels for various ages, will speak on June 9 at 7 p.m. About the Author Lev Rosen is the author of books for all ages. Two for adults: All Men of Genius (Amazon Best of the Month, Audie Award Finalist) and Depth (Amazon Best of the Year, Shamus Award Finalist, Kirkus Best Science Fiction for April). Two middle-grade books: Woundabout (illustrated…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Meredith Russo

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Meredith Russo, an award-winning author, will speak on June 14 at 7 p.m. About the Author Meredith Russo was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but now lives in Brooklyn with her awful cat. Her love affair with fiction began on the living room floor at six years old, where she stared at the ceiling and imagined Middle Earth as her mother read The…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Mark Oshiro

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Mark Oshiro, an award-winning author, will speak on June 16 at 7 p.m. About the Author Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of ANGER IS A GIFT (2019 Schneider Family Book Award) and EACH OF US A DESERT, both with Tor Teen. Their middle grade debut, THE INSIDERS, is out on September 21, 2021. When not writing, they run the online Mark…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Cris Beam

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Cris Beam, author of nonfiction books on transgender teenagers, the U.S. foster system, and empathy, as well as a young adult novel and a short memoir, will speak June 21 at 7 p.m. About the Author Cris Beam is an author and professor in New York City. Her most recent book, I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, was…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Alex Gino

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Alex Gino, author of middle grade novels Rick, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! and the Stonewall Award-winning George, will speak June 23 at 7 p.m. About the Author Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the complexity of being alive. They would take a quiet coffee date with a friend over a loud and crowded party any day. A former LSAT tutor…

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AU Pride Month Author Series – Susan Kuklin

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, PO BOX 2352
AUGUSTA, GA 30903 United States
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The Augusta University Writing Project will host eight award-winning and groundbreaking authors representing both literary excellence and LGBTQ+ pride. Susan Kuklin, author of nonfiction books for young adults and children, including No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row, will speak on June 28 at 7 p.m. About the Author Philadelphia-born author, photographer, and former teacher Susan Kuklin was introduced to art, theater, and books at an early age. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in theater from New York…

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