Kelly Loy Gilbert
Teens and adults: Are you interested in writing for teen readers? Come to our creative writing workshop with local author Kelly Loy Gilbert!
Gilbert has an MFA in writing and has taught college-level creative writing classes. She believes deeply in the power of stories to illuminate a shared humanity and give voice to complex, broken people. She is the author of Conviction, a William C. Morris Award finalist, and Picture Us in the Light, winner of the Stonewall Book Award. She lives in the SF Bay Area.
Tickets to the workshop are $20 and include a copy of PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT. Please bring a notebook and something to write with. Space is limited to 14 attendees and our last workshop sold out, so buy your ticket now!
Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined.
Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family's blessing to pursue the career he's always dreamed of. Still, contemplating a future without his best friend, Harry Wong, by his side makes Danny feel a panic he can barely put into words. Harry and Danny's lives are deeply intertwined and as they approach the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook their friend group to its core, Danny can't stop asking himself if Harry is truly in love with his girlfriend, Regina Chan.
When Danny digs deeper into his parents' past, he uncovers a secret that disturbs the foundations of his family history and the carefully constructed façade his parents have maintained begins to crumble. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.