Strong Girls, Strong Women, Strong Readers

Celebrate back to school with this event for strong girls, strong women, and strong readers! We’ll have local authors who write strong female characters for girls and women, leaves to color to make our tree ready for fall, a scavenger hunt, and more! Local author Cindy Brown will interview Suzy Vitello (12p), Kate Ristau (1p), and Sally Stember (2p), and lead the discussions in our courtyard.


Strong Female Characters

It’s the third in our series addressing issues relevant to women readers, writers, and characters. This time we’ll be talking with Suzy Vitello (The Empress Chronicles), Joanna Rose (Little Miss Strange), and Chelsea Cain (Mockingbird), about writing and reading heroines. What makes a heroine? Do they have to battle their own demons or save the world? Do they have to be likable or relatable or is it enough for them to be intelligent and kick-ass? What do you want to see more of in the heroines you read?

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Strong Female Characters is an ongoing series where we will highlight the issues facing women writers and women characters. We will host 3-4 local female authors every quarter (approximately) and have a discussion that will focus on one or more of these issues, and let the discussion organically flow from there.