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Field Trip Friday: September 25, 2015


THE WEEK IN WRITING

- Everett Maroon discusses writing a character who is transitioning.

- Aaron Hartzler talks about how telling the story of his youth has changed over time, and his connection to feminism and how that plays into his new "tugged from the headlines" book, WHAT WE SAW, in his First Draft interview.

- NPR's Code Switch, which focuses on race, ethnicity, and culture, explains how to pitch stories to them.

THE WEEK IN READING

- You've read every single book published by any of your friends -- right? E.C. Myers talks about something we all come across: reading guilt.

- Widely acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates is going to write a Black Panther comic for Marvel! (And take the time for this interview with Coates, who recently moved to Paris.)

- Buzzfeed made a list of the Top 37 YA Books to Add to Your Reading List

- The Guardian looks into urban fantasy and asks, "How long until it gives us the next Game of Thrones?"

- Is Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) the new Sci-Fi? (And check out these examples of YA Cli-Fi)

- BBC explores the mysterious roots of punctuation

- Author Katie Coyle's high school is trying to ban books. Sign the petition to stop it.

THE WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- This week's #1 NYT best-seller Julie Murphy interviews Aaron Hartzler talk female friendships, body image, social media, and what they're working on next.

THE WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

- "Women shouldn't have to splatter their medical histories all over the internet, but without their voices, I wouldn't have known to leave my doctors. … You can't know what it is you don't know, and when even doctors aren't willing to tell you ("hey, this procedure we insisted on might actually have caused your issues"), then we have to tell each other." Our own Kate Hart shares her struggle to understand a chronic medical condition, and balance that with mental health self-care.

- Author of YA Star Wars novel, THE PRINCESS, THE SCOUNDREL, AND THE FARM BOY, Alexandra Bracken shares a touching story of growing up with and remembering her father, an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia.

- Rolling Stone's 50 Best Boy Band Songs of All Time. Step 1: Make it a playlist. Step 2: Get really upset about where they put "I Want it That Way"

THE WEEK IN THE RANDOM

- Broad City is back(ish)!

- Samurai Cat!

Sarah Enni

Sarah is a young adult author and host of the First Draft podcast. She is represented by Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company.

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