Episode 16 , How Do I Look? Ageism and Women’s Author Photos, an Essay by Louise Hawes

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Welcome to episode sixteen of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Every week this podcast will feature an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday). 


In this episode, author Louise Hawes reads her essay "How Do I Look?
Ageism and Women’s Author Photos."  You can read Louise's essay in its entirety HERE. Tune in for Wednesday’s episode with a discussion with Louise about this essay.


About Louise Hawes

Louise Hawes is the author of two short fiction collections and over a dozen novels. Her work, for readers of all ages, has won awards from Banks Street College, the NJ Council on the Arts, the New York City Public Library, the Children’s Book Council, the Independent Booksellers Association, and the International Reading Association, among others. Most recently, in 2016, a multi-format novel (prose, poetry, and playscripts), The Language of Stars, was published by Simon & Schuster’s Margaret K. McElderry Books (Paperback, 2017). 

Louise helped found and teaches at, the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She has served as a John Grisham Visiting Author at the University of Mississippi, a Read in Common Author at the Mississippi University for Women, and a Writer in Residence at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has also guest lectured at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Duke University, Meredith College, Staten Island University, and the University of Southern Florida. For more information on Louise’s books or to read some of her lectures on writing, please visit: www.louisehawes.com

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