Jun 21-23, 2024

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Sara Hosey

Two authors with local links discuss the challenges, and rewards, of writing for children and young adults, and contrast their writing process to their recent experience of writing for adults. The conversation is moderated by Alison Green-Myers, Program Director for the Highlights Foundation, and author of A Bird Will Soar, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.

Presented in association with the DVAA and Radio Catskill.

Jun 23, 10:30am to 11:30am
Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg, New York
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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is the author of the children’s picture book BLUE: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky (Knopf), illustrated by Caldecott Honor Artist Daniel Minter. Named among the best books of 2022 by NPR, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Kirkus Reviews, among others, BLUE was honored with the 2023 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® recognizing excellence in the writing of non-fiction for children; and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Brew-Hammond also wrote the young adult novel Powder Necklace (Atria). Her latest novel for adults, My Parents’ Marriage (Amistad), is published on July 9, 2024.

Sara Hosey

Sara Hosey, a resident of Sullivan County, has made a mark in the literary world with her thought-provoking works, including the YA novels Iphigenia Murphy (2020), Imagining Elsewhere (2022), and Summer People (2023). Her most recent book is the short story collection, Dirty Suburbia.

Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers serves as the program director for the Highlights Foundation facilitating fellowships for storytellers. Alison is a National Writing Project Fellow and the author of A Bird Will Soar which earned the Schneider family book award from the American Library Association. Alison’s forthcoming novel from Dutton (2025) centers the connections between grief and joy, and the differences between legacy and loyalty. Alison’s work speaks to the hopes and humanity of the disability experience, family recovery, and mental health truths.

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