Dr. Gail Upchurch || YA and Adult Fiction Author and Professor

Rise for Racial Justice: The Podcast by Rise

Episode notes

Dr. Upchurch discusses the creative process of writing Young Adult fiction, including her own novel which is forthcoming, and the power of seeing one's self in YA literature. She also talks about why YA writing workshops and publishing can feel isolating, but that the stories need to be told and feedback is imperative. Also find out what she's reading, watching and listening to - and why assigning a creative writing project about songs blew her mind!

Gail mentioned some workshops that might be of interest to you. Here they are:


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