Writers on Writing: Jandy Nelson

Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Young adult fiction writer Jandy Nelson reads from and discusses her work. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium
Creative Writing Department
Creative Writing Department
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Jandy Nelson

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I’ll Give You the Sun (Penguin), comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky is Everywhere (Penguin), was on multiple best books of the year lists, was a Yalsa Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely and continues to enjoy great international success. Nelson, a literary agent for many years, received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and Master of Fine Arts degrees in poetry and children’s writing from Brown University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Writers on Writing

The Creative Writing Department opens its Writers on Writing course to the public every semester. Taught by Dodie Bellamy, the course features faculty and visiting writers reading from their works and discussing their creative process.


Jandy Nelson