February 4th, 2014 4:30pm: The NCTE National African American Read-In with Jacqueline Woodson Sophie Kerr Speakers Series: Jacqueline Woodson is the author of several books for young adults and children, including Coming On Home Soon, Each Kindness, and Miracle’s Boys. February 11th, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm: “Literary Publishing from the Inside Out: Advice for Publishing Your Own Work, and the work of Others” with Mary Biddinger A lecture with author, editor, and professor Mary Biddinger for students curious about the many facets of the publishing world. February 18th, 2014 4:30pm: An Evening of Fiction with Cynthia Hand Hand is the first speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults. March 25th, 2014 4:30pm: An Evening of Fiction with Emily Danforth Danforth is the third speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults. April 3rd, 2014 4:30pm: Baratunde Thurston Sophie Kerr Speaker Series: Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology- loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. April 8th, 2014 5:30pm: An Evening of Poetry with Meg Kearney Kearney is the final speaker in the Spring Series: Writing for (and about) Young Adults. May 1st, 2014 7:00pm: Senior Reading Bid farewell to your favorite graduating senior writers as they read from their original pieces.