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Friday, October 9 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Benefits of Diverse Stories

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Storytelling uniquely allows us to empathize with diverse viewpoints. By giving insight into marginalized perspectives, it can encourage us to become better and more understanding people. Why is this important for a storyteller, an audience, and for society? What are the unique challenges in bringing this type of work to life?

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Liz Hara

Liz Hara is a writer, builder, and puppeteer.  She and her team won the 2015 Emmy Award for their Costume Design on Sesame Street.  She currently works for Sesame as a puppet builder and wrangler, and began writing for the show in Season 46.  She has written other children’s entertainment for Nickelodeon and PBS, including the new science curriculum show Nature Cat.   | | Liz creates her own work, which has been... Read More →

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Desiree Burch

Desiree Burch is a New York to London transplant. She is a solo performance artist, comedian, writer, actress and speaker. Desiree’s work investigates raw humanity through risk-taking performances that combine comedy, poetic intimacy and audience participation. | | Desiree’s earned a B.A. in theater from Yale University and continued her theater education as a participant in New York City’s vibrant downtown/alternative... Read More →
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Jacqueline Carey

New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to China to date. She... Read More →
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Dylan Marron

Dylan Marron is a Drama Desk-nominated writer & performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast 'Welcome to Night Vale' and he plays Ari on the critically acclaimed web series 'Whatever this is.' He is the co-creator and performer of 'Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite', a 17-character middle school talent show, in which he and Jo Firestone play every role. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists... Read More →
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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults.  She is currently serving as Young People's Poet Laureate and won the 2014 National Book Award for her memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.

Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Auditorium

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