Chris Crowe -“Writing for Young Adults”


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Chris Crowe is a professor of English at Brigham Young University, specializing in young adult literature and creative writing. In addition to academic articles and books, he has also written fiction and nonfiction for LDS readers and fiction and nonfiction for young adults.  His books include Two Roads; Fatherhood, Football, and Turning Forty;  Mississippi Trial, 1955; Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case; and a children’s book, Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game.  His newest book, a historical novel titled Death Coming Up the Hill, was released in October of 2014.

Chris is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction for young adults.  He will help you develop a style and subjects that engage young readers.  In a workshop setting, you will be able to present your previous or current work and receive feedback from class members.  If you haven’t written that YA novel yet, but hope to, this will be the place to receive help in getting started.

Chris and his wife, ceramic artist Elizabeth Crowe, have lived and worked in Arizona, Japan, Hawaii, and London.  They have four children and five grandchildren and now live in Provo.