Literary Anthology. Young Adult. Fiction. Nonfiction. Poetry. NO CHARACTER LIMIT blends the unrestrained voices of today's teens with the creative work of seasoned female authors. In this unique collection, more than 125 teen girls and professional women writers share diverse perspectives about boisterous families, whimsical fantasies, first heartbreaks, complicated friendships and growing up in the Internet era. Featured girls come from more than 60 Los Angeles-area schools in some of the highest density neighborhoods in the country. The book includes a full chapter of innovative writing activities and advice for aspiring writers of any age.
Keren Taylor is the Executive Director of WriteGirl and Executive Editor of 15 WriteGirl publications, which have collectively won 91 national and international book awards. A poet, songwriter, performer, and visual artist, she has conducted hundreds of creative writing workshops for teens and adults, and has led staff development workshops on literacy programming for the California School-age Consortium, California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Guiding Lights Festival, LA's BEST and the New York Partnership for After School Education, among others. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals as including SO LUMINOUS THE WILDFLOWERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA POETS from Tebot Bach Press. An assemblage artist and mosaicist, her artwork is featured on the book covers of WriteGirl's award-winning anthologies.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA