- The Crystal That Vanished the Dwarf
The Night Writer Society Presents: Writing the Young Adult Novel
Join The Night Writer Society and author of Uses for Boys, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, on May 17, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for a workshop all about writing for young adults. In this evening for writers and would-be writers of YA, we'll look at the extraordinary breadth of young adult fiction and what goes into writing an exceptional novel for teens, including startling beginnings and satisfying endings, big ideas and small ones, and why looking for Alaska has nothing to do with geography. During the event, enjoy complimentary beer from Almanac Beer Co., the Night Writer Society's official beer sponsor. All proceeds benefit the free student writing programs at 826 Valencia! About Erica Lorraine Scheidt: Teaching artist and longtime 826 Valencia volunteer, Erica Lorraine Scheidt is author of the young adult novel Uses for Boys (St. Martin's Press). As a teenager, Erica studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and later received an MA in creative writing from the University of California, Davis. She currently runs the Writers’ Workshop at the YMCA Teen Center in Berkeley and is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts. Erica lives in Berkeley with her girlfriend and stepdaughter.