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Dhonielle Clayton on writing (ages 12-18) [Virtual Event, Library members only; RSVP Required]

May 14 @ 19 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min

For ages 12–18



Join us for a virtual event with author Dhonielle Clayton as she discusses her work, and her writing process, as well as her work with We Need Diverse Books. Then Clayton will take questions from participants.


About Dhonielle Clayton: Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother’s dining room table with a stack of books. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side, but now lives in New York City. Clayton is the author of The Belles, The Everlasting Rose, Tiny Pretty Things, Shiny Broken Pieces, and A Universe of Wishes. Her forthcoming novels are BlackOut, Shattered Midnight, The Marvellers, and The Rumor Game. She holds an MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and an MFA Writing for Children at the New School. Clayton is also COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, an organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter: @brownbookworm, and you can find out more about her on her website.


Advance registration is required for this event. This event is open to Library members and students in partner schools, and free of charge. Once registered, participants will be sent an email with instructions to join the event. If you are not yet a Library member, but would like to participate, please join the Library.


Questions about collections and programs for teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


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May 14
19 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min
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