Spend an evening at Porter Square Books with some of the guys of YA. The readers for this event are:
Brendan Kiely is the author of The Gospel of Winter. He teaches English and history at an independent high school in Manhattan. He received an MFA in creative writing from The City College of New York and his writing has appeared in Fiction, Guernica, Big Bridge, and Void Magazine, among other publications. Originally from the Boston area, where he attended Catholic school, he now lives with his wife in Greenwich Village.
John Corey Whaley is the author of the Michael L. Printz– and William C. Morris Award–winning book Where Things Come Back. He grew up in a small southern town. He has a BA from Louisiana Tech University and an MA in secondary English education. Where Things Come Back is his first novel.
Jason Reynolds is the author of When I Was the Greatest. He studied at the University of Maryland, where he earned a degree in English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric. His first book, My Name Is Jason. Mine Too, was coauthored by friend and artist Jason Douglas Griffin. It received two starred reviews, as well as a write-up in The Washington Post. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Chris Lynch is the author of Little Blue Lies. He is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of the Printz Honor Book Freewill, Gold Dust, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer — all ALA Best Books for Young Adults — as well as Extreme Elvin, Whitechurch, and All the Old Haunts. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.