Nicole Galante '19 to speak at Burlington Writers Club on March 9

Galante will present "Writing for Children."

Nicole Galante '19, an Elon College Fellow and English major, will be speaking at the Burlington Writers Club on March 9. 

From the club's announcement: 

“Our speaker Nicole Galante, will present "Writing for Children." Nicole is a senior at Elon University majoring in English with concentrations in Literature and Professional Writing & Rhetoric, and minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is from Concord, North Carolina. After she speaks, she along with Doris Caruso, will offer a short writing exercise.

Nicole’s research examines structures of power within young adult literature. Literary critics argue that the genre’s most notable characteristic is its exploration of young adult power. Simultaneously, youth rights theorists and social critics cite adolescence as a period void of power and repressed by adult influences. In order to examine the difference between these two ways of thinking about the genre, Nicole performed a close reading and analysis of 20 contemporary realistic, award-winning novels, focusing on power structures in mental health representations, LGBTQ relationships, book banning incidents, and narration strategies. Nicole’s research demonstrates contradictions surrounding adolescent power that reveal the intricate relationship between young adult literature and power and how literature shapes ideas about the kinds of power young adults can or should wield.

Nicole is an Elon College Fellow, a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience participant, a Provost
Scholar, and a recipient of the Rawls Endowed Research Grant. Following graduation, she plans to earn a
master’s degree in Higher Education.”

Membership in the club is not required. Visitors are welcome.

Contact Elizabeth Solazzo at 336-578-8072 or for additional information