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Teen Virtual Summit

Teen Virtual Summit Online

Meredith Russo, author of the award-winning novel, If I Was Your Girl, will be kicking off the Teen Virtual Summit! She will be joining us via Zoom for a chat and a Q & A session. Her publisher describes debut novel as “The award-winning, big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are…”A panel discussion with local leaders and teens will follow about how the library can better serve teens. We hope you can join us!  Please register below to receive the link to attend this special virtual event!

Meredith Russo was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she still lives with her cat, Shadow. 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 Hobbit aloud. She has been a shiftless degenerate ever since, which is to say a writer. Between her novels and short fiction Meredith has tackled everything from contemporary realism to nonfiction to eco-dystopian cyberpunk, but her focus has been and remains stories of transgender women and girls. Whatever she writes, her oath is that it will always feature a trans woman and that she will not reach an explicitly tragic ending.

Her debut novel, If I Was Your Girl, was a finalist for the Walter Dean Myers Diversity Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and won the 2016 Stonewall Award. She has been featured in multiple short fiction and essay anthologies, and when she gets the stupid thing working again you can find her more experimental short fiction available for free on her website. Her second novel, Birthday, tells the story of a boy and a girl who were born for each other, told over the six years it takes them to realize it.

Meredith is an Aries sun with a Cancer moon, her birth arcana are the tower and the chariot, her favorite movie is Ridley Scott's Alien, and as you can see she gets a little carried away about Halloween.

Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. All of our online events are an extension of library services; library conduct and policies apply in our online space. Tips on internet safety and privacy. 

Contact: Teen Services Staff
Email: SlaterL@boulderlibrary.org
Phone: 303-441-3100

 

Date:
Saturday, Sep 12 2020
Time:
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Main Library
Audience:
  Adult     Teen  
Categories:
  Classes & Activities     Social Connections     Virtual Program -- Live  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 88 seats available.