November 6 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Unbound: Stories of Transformation, Love, and Monsters — Panel and Q&A
Join The Muse Writers Center in partnership with Slover Library and Books Forward for this special virtual panel and Q&A with authors from the anthology Unbound: Stories of Transformation, Love, and Monsters. This event will be held via Zoom webinar; there will be a recording available on the Muse YouTube channel after.
*Leading up the to event, Slover Library will be hosting a free virtual book club series discussing Unbound, beginning on October 9th. Learn more and register to join!
About the Book
Unbound's diverse voices explore identity, love, betrayal, and becoming — all linked by the common thread of young people confronting life-altering situations. From a trans boy who finds love in a sentient garden to a Colombian violinist on the brink who learns to listen to her heart, the stories take on deep-seated issues but also handle the transformative challenges of growing up with sensitivity and humor.
Who’s In It
Unbound features international #ownvoices and LGBTQIA+ perspectives, as well as Emmy, SIBA, ILA, and Moonbeam award-winning writers. One of the contributors is a co-assistant editor and podcaster at the young adult fiction venue, Cast of Wonders. The authors hail from the U.S., France, Colombia, the UK, and Cyprus.
Eliminating Barriers to Access
The writers have made the digital edition of the anthology free to consumers on all platforms, to eliminate barriers to reading for young people who might find themselves reflected in its pages. For those who prefer physical books, there are also beautiful hardcover and paperback editions.
Check out this interview with Emily Colin, co-editor and contributor to the anthology, and John Kleklamp, one of the contributing authors, chatting about the book on their local NPR affiliate.
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.