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Saturday, October 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Finding Love in a Hopeless Place

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Two authors come together to discuss finding love in LGBTQ young adult novels. Pulp by New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley is told in dual narratives, weaving together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of pulp fiction. Dahlia Adler describes the novel as a, “incredibly creative exploration of queer literary history." Burro Hills by Julia Lynn Rubin details a romance between two teen boys struggling to harness their identities in a world of poverty, drugs, and suffocating masculinity. YA Interrobang writes, “Are you a fan of The Outsiders and Perks of Being a Wallflower? Now imagine them mashed together. That’s what awaits you in Burro Hills.” 

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Julia Lynn Rubin

JULIA LYNN RUBIN is a graduate of The New School’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as the North American Review, Riprap Literary Journal, and Sierra Nevada Review. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is currently... Read More →
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Robin Talley

Robin Talley is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels for teen readers: Pulp, Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, What We Left Behind and Lies We Tell Ourselves. Her first book, Lies We Tell Ourselves, was the winner of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour and... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Merten Hall, Room 1204 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030