LIVE WORKSHOP: Crash Course on Writing Diversely
Kosoko will lead a 5-10 minute powerpoint to set the stage of the conversation. At the end of the session, there will be space for questions and for participants to apply what they’ve learned to a favorite text or WIP (though receiving feedback will depend on the time remaining).
Kosoko Jackson is a vocal champion of diversity in YA literature, the author of YA novels featuring African American queer protagonists, and a sensitivity reader for Big Five Publishers. Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, The Advocate, and some literary magazines. When not writing YA novels that champion holistic representation of black queer youth across genres, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or spending far too much time on Twitter. You can visit him at www.kosokojackson.com.