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Saturday, October 19 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Readings: Coming of Age

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The journey from (relative) innocence to (hard-won) experience has been a favorite theme for storytellers throughout millennia and across media. Hear how three debut novelists have tackled this theme in this session of readings. Susan Bernhard’s haunting Winter Loon centers on a teenage boy coming of age while grappling with grief. Set in the early 1990s, Dana Czapnik’s The Falconer focuses on a heroine defining herself against expectations about sports, art, and gender. And in Cambria Brockman’s literary thriller Tell Me Everything, a young woman with a troubled past considers whether and how to reinvent herself at college. Our host for this session is Laura Szaro Kopinski of the Bookish Home review website and podcast.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

Laura Szaro Kopinski is a local elementary school librarian and the founder of A Bookish Home, a website that celebrates all things literary. Now, in addition, she hosts the A Bookish Home podcast where she talks books with authors, illustrators, booksellers, librarians and more professionals... Read More →

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Cambria Brockman

Cambria Brockman is a writer and owner of an award-winning wedding and portrait photography company, Cambria Grace. She grew up in Houston, London, and Scotland and earned a degree in English literature from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Her chilling first novel is entitled Tell... Read More →
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Dana Czapnik

Dana Czapnik is a novelist and sports editor, having worked for ESPN The Magazine, the United States Tennis Association, and the Arena Football League. Recipient of an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction, she holds an MFA from Hunter College, where she was recognized... Read More →
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Susan Bernhard

Susan Bernhard is a writer, a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient, and a graduate of the GrubStreet Novel Incubator program. Her haunting debut novel, Winter Loon, which tells the story of a fifteen-year-old boy who is determined to become a man but struggles with... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116