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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Writing a Teen Pregnancy Novel: Abortion and Other Issues

While there have been popular and effective attempts by novelists to tackle the issue of teen pregnancy, the presenter's novel manuscript, "She Matters," fills important gaps in this discussion by addressing domestic abuse between partners which is amplified by the pregnancy, detailed accounts of the development of the fetus and how the teen mother reacts when given details about this development and the issue of abortion. Not just as something vague and unexplained, but as a very clear and real option. This presentation will discuss the creative process used while writing this young adult novel manuscript. It will also discuss how her manuscript addresses the issue of teen pregnancy in ways that other creative forms have not. The novel is written for a Senior Honors Thesis.

Presenter: Amanda Dix (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 33 Hartwell
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)