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Saturday, June 26 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Welcome and Keynote Address

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Bestselling author Matthew Salesses (Craft in the Real World, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, The Hundred Year Flood) opens our 2021 PAGE TURNER Publishing Conference with a keynote lecture on alternative modes of thinking about craft and writing workshops, particularly for writers of color. Matthew will be introduced by Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

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Jafreen Uddin

Jafreen Uddin is the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. She is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1991. With over a decade of experience working in the public sector, she specializes in communications, education, and fundraising.She... Read More →
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Matthew Salesses

Matthew Salesses is a novelist, scholar, and Korean adoptee who has written and spoken widely about adoption, race, and parenting for many national venues including NPR’s Code Switch, The New York Times’ Motherlode, VICE, Salon, The Rumpus, The Kenyon Review, the Center for Asian... Read More →

Saturday June 26, 2021 9:45am - 10:30am EDT