LEAKYCON Lit Day 2012 (Day One)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Margaret will be at the annual LeakyCon Lit day, in August 2012.
10:00 am – 10:50 am @ The Figment Writing Room – PDR 2
(Panelists: Holly Black, Margaret Stohl, Amanda Hocking & Rebecca Sherman; Moderated by Daviel Ehrenhaft) – Waldorf
“Sometimes, you must kill. (Well, in books.) Bad stuff has to happen in stories. Our panelists discuss the dark side: writing about murder and things that go bump in the night.”
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm @ The Figment Writing Room – PDR 2
Come to this Panel if You Think You Hate Romance
(Panelists: Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, Maureen Johnson & Daniel Ehrenhaft; Moderated by Margaret Stohl) – Williford
“Why do some people hate love stories?
Why do some people love to read about love?”
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm @ The Figment Writing Room – PDR 2
Bad Books and Why We Love Them
(Panelists: John Green, Holly Black, Margaret Stohl, Robin Wasserman & Megan Whalen Turner; Moderated by Maureen Johnson) – Williford
“What is a bad book, anyway? Does it bite? Did it pee on the floor? Is it right to judge books or the people who love them?
This panel names names and throws down.”
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm @ The Figment Writing Room – PDR 2
I Make Worlds!
(Panelists: Holly Black, Amanda Hocking & Laini Taylor; Moderated by Margaret Stohl) – Boulevard
“Worldbuilding is a critical element in writing fiction, particularly
in fantasy and science fiction. The world has to be internally consistent and detailed. Our panelists talk about the art and science of making your own story world.”
More info on the event here.
Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.