Erin E. Moulton and Jenn Abelson take aim at sexual violence toward children and adolescents in their newly released nonfiction books Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out and I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month they'll be bringing the discussion to Porter Square Books. Join a panel of survivors and allies to take on this tough but necessary topic.
Erin E. Moulton is the author of Flutter, Tracing Stars, Chasing the Milky Way, and Keepers of the Labyrinth. She is also editor of the forthcoming anthology Things We Haven't Said. Her books have been selected and nominated for national and state award lists, such as the Amelia Bloomer list, the Kentucky Bluegrass Master List and the Isinglass Teen Read Award List. Flutter was also a 2011 Kids' Indie Next pick. Erin works as teen librarian at the Derry Public Library where she maintains a collection of awesome YA books and leads teen programming. Erin loves fostering new voices, which makes her an active school visitor, mentor and workshop leader to writers of all ages.
Jenn Abelson is an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and co-writer of the memoir I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout. Jenn has worked as a reporter at the Boston Globe for 15 years. Her investigations have exposed sexual assault at prep schools in New England, doctors secretly performing two surgeries at the same time, and the widespread mislabeling of fish in the restaurant industry. In 2015, she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work with the Spotlight Team on "Shadow Campus," a series about dangerous off-campus college housing. Jenn grew up in New York, attended Cornell University, and lives in Boston.
Ella Andrews is a contributor to the anthology Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out. She lives in Boston with her wife, son frenetic dog and a cat who keeps them all in line. She works in university administration helping students to make the most of their time at college. She also reads and writes poetry.
Sharon Abra Hanen is a contributor to the anthology Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out. After experiencing trauma, Sharon kept her young adult self going on music, books, photography, optimistic efforts at drama productions, and friends that stretched her imagination. She is a library loving writer of picture books, poems and novels for young readers in which chocolate, night, grappling hooks, jazz music and popcorn feature with statistically improbable frequency. She also works as a creative coach and communication consultant for artists, writers, and deep-thinking business.