Erika Wurth Participating in YA Panel at Litfest Pasadena
Litfest Pasadena, Southern California's literary festival happening on June 4th, is a day-long event that features many diverse panels and plenary sessions concerning literature and our relationship with the various forms of creative literary expression.
This year Erika Wurth, the author of Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, will participate in a panel on "The YA Body and Self" which is about how "[Young Adult] storytelling influences the self-image of a young generation." Joining Wurth are Jeff Garvin, Aditi Khorana, and Amy Spalding with Isabel Quintero Flores as Moderator
Wurth released her own YA novel, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, in September of 2014.
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.
The book is on my to-read list, but is currently gathering dust under an ever growing book pile.
If you're in the Southern California area, and if you love books, head over to Litfest Pasadena and catch Erika Wurth's panel among other interesting ones.