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Visiting Writers 2016

Below are Young Writers' Workshop's two visiting writers for 2016.
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Alicia Klepeis, Author

Alicia Z. Klepeis began her career at the National Geographic Society.

Her book titles (thirty and counting) include The World’s Strangest FoodsVampires: The Truth Behind History’s Creepiest Bloodsuckers, AfricaFrancisco’s Kites, and From Pizza to Pisa. She has also written over 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids, Kiki, and FACES.


I. W. Gregorio, Author

I. W. Gregorio is a practicing surgeon by day, masked avenging YA writer by night.

Her debut novel, None of the Above (Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins), was inspired by an intersex patient she treated during residency, and was a Spring 2015 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, an ALA Booklist Top Ten Sports Book for Youth, and a 2015 ABC Children’s Group Best Book for Young Readers.

Devon Branca

Devon Branca, Poet

Dr. Devon Branca is a poet and professor of English at Morrisville State College.

He has had work published in Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry International, and elsewhere.