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Francesca Lia Block
Francesca Lia Block’s debut novel, Weetzie Bat, was a critically acclaimed genre-bending gem. It is widely recognized as a classic of young adult literature, having captivated readers ever since its first publication.

Since then, Francesca Lia Block, MFA, has authored more than twenty-five books of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry, and has written screenplay adaptations of her work. She has received numerous awards and citations including from the American Library Association, the New York Times Book Review, School Library Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly.

Ms Block’s presentation will center on her writing process, how she became a writer, her transition from young adult fiction to adult fiction, and her most recent books

Her work has been translated into multiple languages.  Francesca has published stories, poems, essays and interviews in The Los Angeles Times, The L.A. Review of Books, Spin, Nylon, Black Clock, The Fairy Tale Review and Rattle among others. In addition to writing, Francesca is a beloved and devoted teacher who was named Writer-in-Residence at Pasadena City College in 2014 and in 2018-19 became a Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Redlands where she was a finalist for Professor of the Year award. Currently she teaches fiction at UCLA Extension, Antioch University, and privately in Los Angeles where she was born and raised.

May 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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