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Speaker Profile - Megan Lynch

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Region: Pennsylvania: West
Age Levels: 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: mlriggs@ymail.com
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Bio:
Megan Lynch, author of the Children of the Uprising series, is a former educator with a passion for sparking creativity in teens. Publisher's Weekly called her first book, Unregistered, an "exceptional debut," and Readers Favorite deemed it "One of the more gratifying and innovative books to enter the Dystopian genre." 


Besides just getting the word out in schools that "writer" is a legitimate career option and fostering growth in the next generation of dreamers, Megan loves to talk about gender issues in genre fiction and welcomes all opportunities to discuss how to write authentic, multidimensional female characters. 

Megan lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two sons.



Presentation Description:
Feminism in Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Young Adults


Students will learn about the evolution of feminism in genre fiction, begin to analyze stories through a feminist lens, and start to weave their perspective on gender issues into stories of their own. 

A Writer's Process

Students will learn strategies of storytelling and begin to form their own writer's process. What is the difference between a "panster" and a "plotter"? How does a writer manage worldbuilding in a sci-fi or fantasy world and remember the details from one book to another? Students will learn the nuts and bolts of how stories are made and walk away with real-world tools to write stories of their own.