In recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, the Augusta University Writing Project, housed in the College of Education, is hosting its second annual Pride Month Author Series: a selection of free, interactive virtual events featuring authors of award-winning books.
Authors will discuss their books, the art of storytelling, the importance of literacy and the impact of children’s and young adult literature.
This series is hosted in partnership with the local Book Tavern in downtown Augusta. All sessions are free and open to the public.
The series launched June 1 with a conversation with Arvin Ahmadi, author of How It All Blew Up: a story about a closeted 18-year-old named Amir who struggles to come out to his Muslim family.
Additional speaker events include:
- June 6 — Cory McCarthy, author of Man O’ War, a novel about an Arab American trans swimmer fighting to keep their head above water in a landlocked Midwestern town
- June 7 — H.E. Edgmon, author of The Witch King, a story of a trans witch who must face his traumatic past
- June 8 — Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer, a story of self-discovery and new love
- June 13 — Cory Silverberg, author and educator who covers topics including sex and disability; sex and technology; and pleasure, inclusion and access
- June 14 — Trung le Nguyen, author of The Magic Fish, a story about a teenager who helps his mother learn English while struggling to tell her about his sexuality
- June 20 — Robyn Schneider, author of six young adult novels including The Other Merlin, The Beginning of Everything, and Extraordinary Means
- June 22 — Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay, the story of an Iranian American teenager with clinical depression
- June 27 — Julian Winters, author of The Summer of Everything, a novel about a gay teenager during the summer between high school and college
- June 29 — Lev Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts), a story about a queer teen working to uncover a blackmailer who’s threatening him back into the closet
All events in the Author Series begin at 7 p.m. and are hosted on Zoom. Questions can be emailed to Dr. Rebecca Harper, associate professor in the College of Education and director of the Augusta University Writing Project.