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Saturday, June 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Next Generation (YA Publishing)

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Young adult authors and editors join us to discuss bringing marginalized identities to the forefront, and navigating the intricate submission, editorial, and publishing processes. With Tashie Bhuiyan, Sheba Karim, Abdi Nazemian, and moderated by Stephanie Cohen.

Speakers
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Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen is an editor, writer, reviewer and artist based in New York City. They hope to support underrepresented and marginalized voices in all genres of literature, and enjoy volunteering with organizations such as We Need Diverse Books, Girls Write Now and the Museum of Modern... Read More →
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Sheba Karim

 Sheba Karim’s latest novel, The Marvelous Mirza Girl, is Gilmore Girls inspired love story set in New Delhi.   She is the author of the YA novels Skunk Girl, That Thing We Call a Heart, which made several Best Book lists including Bank Street and Kirkus, and Mariam Sharma Hits... Read More →
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Tashie Bhuiyan

Tashie Bhuiyan is a Bangladeshi American writer based in New York City. She recently graduated from St. John's University with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations, and hopes to change the world, one book at a time. She loves writing stories about girls with wild hearts, boys who... Read More →
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Abdi Nazemian

Abdi Nazemian is the author of Like a Love Story, a Stonewall Honor Book, and The Authentics. His novel The Walk-In Closet won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. His screenwriting credits include the films The Artist’s Wife, The Quiet, and Menendez: Blood Brothers... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT