Fall 2022 Speaker Series Event

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Writing Young Adult Stories as a Young Adult: Camryn Garrett on Advocacy, the Creative Process, and Film

Join us for a virtual speaker series event in conversation with young adult author and filmmaker, Camryn Garrett (Full Disclosure, Off the Record, Friday I'm in Love). We will talk about her advocacy work as a novelist and filmmaker, her path to publication, and what it means to listen to and amplify the stories of young, Black women. Read more about her work here: www.camryngarrett.com 

Camryn Garrett was born and raised in New York. In 2019, she was named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 and a Glamour College Woman of the Year. Her first novel, Full Disclosure, received rave reviews from outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, the Today Show, and The Guardian, which called a “warm, funny and thoughtfully sex-positive, an impressive debut from a writer still in her teens.” Her second novel, Off the Record received three starred reviews. Her third novel, Friday I’m in Love, will be released in January 2023. Camryn is also interested in film and recently graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. You can find her on Twitter @dancingofpens, tweeting from a laptop named Stevie.


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Thank you to our partners for this event!

  • Ames Public Library
  • Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
  • Dog·Eared Books
  • Iowa State University Library
  • Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
  • MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment
  • Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Program