Writers panel to launch Women’s History Month

Reasons to be Happy by Katrina Kittle

March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and Wright State is kicking off its celebration by playing host to a panel of four local women, all of whom are authors of young adult fiction.

Writers Katrina Kittle, Trudy Krisher, Kristina McBride and Sharon Short will speak in the Millett Hall Atrium on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m..

All of these women have pushed the boundaries of young adult fiction through their recent publications. In their own ways, these women have reshaped the genre through their unique perspectives and distinct voices.

Fallout by Trudy Krisher

According to Stephanie Bange, director of the Educational Resource Center, this is the first time Wright State is hosting a panel of this type.

“We wanted to kick off Women’s History Month by celebrating four local women, all strong and gifted at their craft,” said Bange. “They will express their thoughts about their craft and how it has affected their lives.”

The panel discussion is unique because it is co-sponsored by three groups: the Department of English Creative Writing Program Committee, the Women’s Center and the Educational Resource Center.

One Moment by Kristina McBride

“We invite walk-ins from faculty, staff and students at

Wright State and the larger Miami Valley community to join us as we celebrate literature for young adults,” said Bange.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in the dialogue. This event will give aspiring writers and literature enthusiasts a chance to ask questions about the authors’ work, experiences, challenges, backgrounds and the publication process.

My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short

“Each of these women has become friends through their work and has great respect and admiration for one another,” said Bange. “I think that will come through in their answers.”

A reception and book signing will take place after the panel discussion. Selected titles by each author will be available for sale by the Wright State Bookstore. For additional information on the panel discussion, contact the Educational Resource Center at (937) 775-2878.

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