NaNoWriMo x The Read to Heal Podcast
Join us for a special live webcast on Wednesday, April 26!
What do you hope your legacy will be as a writer or author? What is the most helpful thing you've learned about your own writing and editing process? These questions and more will be answered in live virtual panel discussion featuring talented young writers. While this webcast will focus on young writers, the advice and discussion is applicable to every writer.
About the hosts:
Harnoor (she/her) is a high school senior from the Bay Area. She is passionate about the arts, climate change, and social justice. She proudly identifies as both Indian American and LGBTQ+. She is a founding member of her school’s chapter of the Bay Area Student Activists and a graduate of the Novelly’s SPEAK! Leadership Acadamy. She loves writing, indie music, art history, and trivia. In her free time, she likes to write short stories and go on walks.
Emdya (she/her), also referred to as Emdy or Em, is a 16 year old female in Florida, who was born in Cuba. She adores the art of poetry and contemporary/modern dance. In her free time, Emdya enjoys writing for several hours while drinking an Iced Caramel Latte. Emdya also partakes in weightlifting, and research on political and current events. Emdya hopes to express positivity and kindness to all; she believes that the world would be a better place if we all were a little kinder to each other. She is passionate about access to effective education to all, STEM encouragement, and community service
About the panelists:
Mena Williams is an eighteen-year-old African American female who lives in Miami, Florida. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Redlands where she is currently studying for a degree in Music Composition and Creative Writing. During quarantine, the Black Lives Matter protests inspired her to write and share this story. She hopes to spread awareness to be strong in the face of danger. Read “The Untold History” in the Novelly library.
Maya Henry is a happy crier, cherry tomato enthusiast, and historical fiction reader living in California. When not writing, you'll find them drinking iced coffee, debating whether or not to get bangs, or talking animatedly about how adorable their dog, Cozy, is. Read “De-Cocooned” in the Novelly library.
Born the son of two Argentine immigrants is San Diego, California, Eluney Gonzalez is a high school junior and aspiring writer based in Florida. In his writing, he draws on his experiences in American, Spanish, and Argentine cultures to express his personal experiences with immigrants and cultural integration. Read “When We Get There” in the Novelly library.
Diverse Youth Voices. Amplified.
Novelly is on a mission to get e-books by underrepresented youth published and taught in the English classroom, so that every student can feel seen and inspired by what they read in school.