Faculty members Jane Yolen, Emma Dryden and Ellen Hopkins spoke and answered attendee questions as we travelled around the circle and people shared what they were working on.
Emma shared some great market and story advice, and each of our faculty were encouraging - a true safe space. Some highlights and moments from our wonderful session:
Jane Yolen: "There's nothing off the table when you're writing a novel… if you do it well. And then you set a new benchmark."
Ellen Hopkins: "Books don't create queers. The just offer empathy and understanding to that space."
And Ellen's call to action for us all to write the stories we need to write are still resonating: