Master Mondays YA Lit class this fall + Events


Shannon is teaching a “Master Mondays” class at the Loft Literary Center this fall!

From the course description:

“The Master Monday Series is an intensive writing opportunity for advanced students with workshop experience. In this class, we will read and discuss some of the most vital young adult literature being created today, examine strategies for producing and revising our own work, complete short writing activities that will help us improve our own work, and workshop each other’s manuscripts. You will receive numerous opportunities for feedback on your work. Both local and national writers and editors will talk to the class throughout our 12 weeks, and if participants are interested, the last two class sessions will be devoted strictly to one-on-one workshops and manuscript critiques with the teaching artist. $10 copy fee payable to the teaching artist. No class November 21.”

Classes begin on September 19; register today.


Shannon will be reading from her essay “Fear of a Black Mother” in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota  with contributors Taiyon Coleman and Carolyn Holbrook on Wednesday, September 21, 6:30-8 pm, at the Hennepin Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

You can check out the FB event page here, and register here.


Shannon and A Good Time for the Truth contributors Andrea Jenkins and Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, as well as editor Sun Yung Shin, are keynote speakers at the Minnesota Library Association’s Annual Conference, September 29-30, at the Duluth Convention Center.

We are thrilled that A Good Time for the Truth is the One Conference One Book selection!

Whew! This summer was FABULOUS, working on the new YA novel, traveling, and visiting friends and family.

But as you can see, I got way behind on keeping up with the website…

I was also lucky enough to be interviewed by Molly Fuller for the Loft’s Lit Chat blog.

And then, the multi-talented Sheila Regan talked to me and other Black parents about how Michael Brown’s death changed how we parent for this story in Complex.

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