I’m excited to announce that we have two new instructors joining the WWLA roster. Check out their bios and photos below!
Cecil Castellucci’s novels for young adults include First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool, and Boy Proof, and a picture book, Grandma’s Gloves. She also won the Shuster Award for the graphic novels The PLAIN Janes and Janes in Love, illustrated by Jim Rugg, which were the launch titles for DC Comics Minx line. Her books have been on American Library Assocation’s Best Book for Young Adults, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Upcoming books include a hybrid prose/ graphic novel The Year of the Beasts. For more information go here.
Cecil will be teaching the two-day Young Adult Fiction Writing Seminar and Workshop, on January 21st and February 4th. See the classes page for more info.
Adam Kaplan has an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He just completed his first short story collection, Camp Lessons, and his novel Rats That Will Eat You will be completed in 2012. Adam has taught introduction to fiction at Columbia University, was a guest poetry lecturer for the Long Island public school system, and spent three years teaching creative writing to at risk youth in the social service system in San Francisco.
Adam will be teaching Fiction Writing I, beginning Thursday, February 9th. See the classes page for more info.