Come celebrate the release of Ari Tison's debut novel, Saints of the Household, and join her as she chats all things Young Adult with fellow local authors, Claire Forrest and Kalena Miller!
Told in alternating points of view using vignettes and poems, Saints of the Household is an emotional, slow-burning drama about brotherhood, abuse, recovery, and doing the right thing. Join Ari, Claire, and Kalena at Red Balloon as they each read excerpts from their books and discuss writing for young adults! Afterward, get your copies of Saints of the Household signed by the author and enjoy complimentary treats. There will also be time to pre-order Claire Forrest's debut novel, Where You See Yourself, and Kalena Miller's debut middle grade novel, Shannon in the Spotlight!
To attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. You can register for a ticket through April 6, 4:30pm, and pre-order books below. Additional copies of Saints of the Household will be available for purchase during the event.
Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Ari Tison will sign and personalize copies of her book. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.
Ari Tison is a Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American and African-descended poet and storyteller. She is the annual broadside editor for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, where she gets to collaborate with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts to bring incarcerated voices into the world. Saints of the Household is her debut novel. Learn more about her at aritison.com.
Claire Forrest is a novelist and essayist who holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Where You See Yourself is based on her lived experience as a wheelchair user who has cerebral palsy. Find out more about her on Instagram and Twitter at @claire4est.
Kalena Miller is a writer, teacher, editor, and scone enthusiast. Her debut YA novel, The Night When No One Had Sex, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, is available now! Her debut middle grade novel, Shannon in the Spotlight is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (PRH) in Spring 2023.