Coffee & Conversation: Cultivating Trust and Awareness with Students

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Author Candice Iloh joined us to talk about cultivating trust and awareness with students. Candice shared their experience building trust with students in the classroom and talked about their YA debut novel Every Body Looking and their upcoming novel Break This House. Candice also discussed student impact when centering non-dominant narratives and identities in the classroom.

Candice Iloh is a first-generation Nigerian American writer and dancer from the Midwest by way of Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, New York. They are a proud alumna of the Rhode Island Writers Colony and their work has earned fellowships from Lambda Literary, VONA, Kimbilio Fiction and a residency with Hi-ARTS, where they debuted their first one-person show in 2018. Candice became a 2020 National Book Award Finalist and in 2021, a Printz Award Honoree for their debut novel, Every Body Looking. Their forthcoming novel, Break This House, is out in May 2022.

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