Panel, "Teen Sex in Fiction for Adults"

Panel, "Teen Sex in Fiction for Adults," AWP Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. With Elissa Schappell, Kiese Laymon, Gina Frangello, and Anna March. Conference brochure writeup: Teen sex in literary fiction is often treated as pathological: feral, exploitative, maladjusted. In fact, teen sexual activity is developmentally normal, and ripe for more nuanced treatment. Five novelists, editors, and critics will discuss our experiences in writing and reading about teen sexuality, and suggest ways to grapple successfully with this controversial material. An extensive bibliography and practical materials will be distributed.