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Erin Entrada Kelly
Keynote Speaker
New York Times best-selling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe. She is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Erin’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; You Go First, a Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick; and Lalani of the Distant Sea. Erin grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. Her mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines, and she now lives in Cebu. She can be found online at www.erinentradakelly.com.

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Where to see Erin Entrada Kelly
Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 14th
Morning Keynote: Kate Messner
Afternoon Keynote: Erin Entrada Kelly



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