Young adult author presents reading at Marlboro

MARLBORO — Marlboro College welcomes back Molly Booth '14, a pioneer in young adult queer fiction, who will present a reading from her new work, Nothing Happened. The reading and discussion will take place Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m., in the Appletree building on the Marlboro campus.

Booth's first book and culminating project as a student at Marlboro, the young adult novel Saving Hamlet, was published by Disney Hyperion in 2016. Nothing Happened, her second book, was published in 2018 and is featured on the American Library Association's 2019 Rainbow List.

Booth will be joined by two Marlboro College seniors, Daniel Medeiros and Kristen Thompson, who will read from their Plan of Concentration work. Although both Medeiros and Thompson are concentrating in environmental studies, they have devoted a significant portion of their Plans to original fiction.

When not writing, Booth teaches college English, runs a nonprofit Shakespeare theater program, and attends to her “loaf-of-bread-shaped dog and queenly cat.” In May 2019, she will graduate from UMass-Boston with a master's in English.

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