Friday, October 19
10:00-10:45am • Workshop – Dance, Write; Repeat
Location: DSU Room 2123
Dance and movement has been huge in Barton’s own fight against depression. It’s why she created Rock ‘n’ Write: to help teen girls talk about the stuff they’re going through in a supportive, inclusive community—then get some words on the page and sweat it out on the dance floor. Join Barton to discuss the relationship between creativity and physical movement. Finding a path back to dancing—albeit the silly kind of dance where she’s twirling around her kitchen—has had a massive impact on Barton’s writing (and her ability to be a functional human).
6:00-6:45am • Panel Discussion – Level Up
Location: Barnes and Noble Booksellers (180 Campbell Lane)
These debut authors talk about how real-life experiences fuel their writing (or in some cases, doesn’t). How did they get inspired to write their books? How does research tie in? What messages do they want to convey? Come with your questions; leave with answers (and probably a cupcake)!
Along with these authors:
Alison Ashley Formento
Moderated by Bree Barton