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Start: November 8, 2018 7:30 p.m.
End: November 8, 2018 9:30 p.m.
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 225

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Jay Coles is a young-adult and middle-grade writer, a composer with ASCAP, and a professional musician residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State University and holds degrees in English and Liberal Arts. When he’s not writing diverse books, he’s advocating for them, teaching middle school students, and composing music for various music publishers.

Jay’s young adult debut Tyler Johnson Was Here is about a boy whose life is torn apart by police brutality when his twin brother goes missing, inspired by events from the author’s life and the Black Lives Matter movement. His next YA novel, Until You Came Back, will be published by Little, Brown in 2020. 

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