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Writing Outside the Lines: Nonbinary Authors Changing YA, with Mason Deaver & Nita Tyndall

May 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Authors MASON DEAVER and NITA TYNDALL join host SHANNON JONES in a conversation about how  Young Adult authors outside the gender binary are reshaping that world, pulling down pillars of black and white to tell stories of what growing up can mean when you feel like there’s no place for “someone like you.” In a South where queer is still occasionally spat like a curse and many people have never heard terms like cis, trans, or nonbinary, Nita Tyndall and Mason Deaver show us that growing up southern and nonbinary doesn’t have to be lonely, and can even open your eyes to loves and griefs and joys you never could have found anywhere else. [rsvp required; see below]

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MASON DEAVER, an award-winning, bestselling author and designer, was born and raised in a small eastern North Carolina town. They now live in Charlotte where they’re an active fan of horror movies and video games.
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NITA TYNDALL is a passionate queer advocate and literary translator who writes the kinds of books they needed in high school. Their translations from the German have appeared in World Literature Today, and they have previously written for outlets like Autostraddle and were part of the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat in 2017. They live in North Carolina with their partner and a beautifully fluffy cat, Pumpkin.
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SHANNON JONES is a queer writer and bookseller who manages Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC. She’s also proud to help run the Authors Engaging Students program at Greensboro Bound which brings authors and books to Guilford County Schools students.

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May 16, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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