CRAFT INSIGHT: Mental Health Webinar and Writing Workshop with Live Q&A; Part 2 of a Mental Health Series

Mental Health in Our Books, Our Communities, and Ourselves PART 2: Rocky Callen, debut author of A BREATH TOO LATE and NoNieqa Ramos, author of THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY will be in conversation about mental health representation in our books, helping youth with mental health challenges in our schools and our communities, and maintaining our mental health as writers. Participants  will have access to creative exercises to help develop the psyche of their characters.

​​​​​​​Authors Note:  The purpose of this webinar for creative discussion. NoNieqa is not a mental health professional. While Rocky was a behavioral therapist, she will not be functioning in that capacity for our webinar. We are not qualified to give medical advice of any kind. If you need professional help, we encourage you to see a qualified medical professional. 

Content warning of our books: depression, suicide, sex work, sexual assault, mass shooting

CRAFT INSIGHT: LGBTQIA+Mental Health Webinar and Writing Workshop with Live Q&A. Part 1 in a Mental Health Series

CRAFT INSIGHT: LGBTQIA+Mental Health Webinar and Writing Workshop with Live Q&A. Part 1 in a Mental Health Series

Author of THE GRIEF KEEPER Alexandra Villasante and author of THE TRUTH IS NoNieqa Ramos will be in conversation about LGBTQIA+ mental health issues in our books, ourselves, and our community. We will talk about how to nurture our youth and ourselves as writers.

Note:  We are not mental health professionals. We are not qualified to give medical advice of any kind. If you need professional help, we encourage you to see a qualified medical professional. 

Content Warning for Our Books: depression, suicide, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, homophobia, mass shooting

CRAFT INSIGHT: Not Just Re-telling; TELLING IT FRESH Picture Book Workshop and Q&A

CRAFT INSIGHT: Not Just Re-telling; TELLING IT FRESH
Picture Book Workshop and Q&A

Karla Valenti, debut author of MY SUPER SCIENCE picture book series that includes MARIE CURIE AND the POWER of RESISTANCE and ALAN TURING and the POWER of CURIOSITY (Source Books) and NoNieqa Ramos, debut picture book author of forthcoming YOUR MAMA, BEAUTY WOKE (Versify) and HAIRSTORY (Carolrhoda Lab) will read from their work, share writing resources, and teach a writing workshop on rhythmic verse, reinventing ideas, and story structure.

CRAFT INSIGHT: Identity, Privilege, Acceptance and Love, LIVE Writing Workshop with Q&A

CRAFT INSIGHT: Identity, Privilege, Acceptance and Love, LIVE Writing Workshop with Q&A
Natasha Diaz, author of COLOR ME IN, and NoNieqa Ramos, author of THE TRUTH IS, will read poetry from their YA novels (virtual snapping welcomed), NoNieqa will lead an anti-racism writer’s meditation, and both will converse about the art of writing intersectional characters and share craft exercises for your writer’s tool kit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAtK8WliNN8&feature=youtu.be