Writing YOUR Superhero Story, with Minh Lê (and guest Thao Le)

Minh Lê is an author and national early childhood policy expert. He wrote Lift and Drawn Together (illustrated by Dan Santat), Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), The Perfect Seat (illustrated by Gus Gordon), and Green Lantern: Legacy (illustrated by Andie Tong). He has also written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. Minh currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and kids. He can be found online at minhlebooks.com.

Technical question? Reach out at: info@imagination.ucsd.edu

When: Wednesdays, from 3–4:30pm, July 1 to July 22, 3–4:30pm PST

Where: Online (via Zoom)

How: Free (registration required; space is limited)

For young writers (age 13–18) only

In this four-week course, writer Minh Lê (LiftGreen Lantern: Legacy, and Drawn Together) will help you explore how to tell superhero stories that reflect your experience and your communities.

And in Week 4, guest Thao Le, agent at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, will join Minh for a conversation about becoming a professional writer, what an agent does, and what’s happening to improve diverse representation in the publishing industry.

How Will I Take This Class?

This course will take place via Zoom, a free videoconferencing app for computer, tablet, and phone.

When you enroll (above), you’ll be given a link to the online classroom. Before the first session, you can click on that link, and you will be prompted to download the Zoom app, if you don’t already have it.

If you have enrolled but not received a link to your class session, please email us at info@imagination.ucsd.edu.

When the class starts, everyone but the instructor will be “muted,” but instructors and workshop staff will be able to “unmute” you for questions and interactive portions of the classes.