Volunteering at LitUp Festival

Today I’ll be spending a few hours with teenagers at the LitUp Festival at the North Independence Library. Just another example of why libraries are so vital to the communities they serve.

Young readers and writers are some of my favorite people—looking forward to an afternoon to talk about books. Thank you to the Mid-Continent Public Library for providing opportunities like this.  

The LitUp Festival is an all-day event that brings Kansas City-area teens and bestselling authors, screenwriters, poets, and illustrators together in conversation.

LitUp will include keynote presentations by bestselling authors Gayle Forman and Jacqueline Woodson, panel discussions YA authors and authors, writing and illustrating workshops, a poetry slam, refreshments, fun activities, and book signings!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com.
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