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Pride Month Author Series – Bill Konigsberg

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

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.

All sessions start at 7 p.m. EST. Register at: Bit.ly/2021prideauthors. Questions? Email Dr. Rebecca Harper at rharper7@augusta.edu.

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 Walden Award and Lambda Literary Award in 2014 and has been translated into five languages. His debut novel, Out of the Pocket, won the Lambda Literary Award in 2009. The Music of What Happens, released in 2019, received two starred reviews, and has been optioned for a film. His latest novel, The Bridge, was released in the fall of 2020. It has received two starred reviews. In 2018, The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)’s Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) established the Bill Konigsberg Award for Acts and Activism for Equity and Inclusion through Young Adult Literature.

Prior to turning his attention to writing books for teens, Bill was a sports writer and editor for The Associated Press and ESPN.com. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck, and their Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford.

Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://calendar.augusta.edu/event/pride-month-author-series---bill-konigsberg

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Online

Organizer

Augusta University – College of Education
Email:
rharper7@augusta.edu
Website:
https://www.augusta.edu/education/
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