Jay Coles: Visiting YA Writer at Ball State University

By Rachel Lauve

Novelist and Ball State English Department alum Jay Coles will be visiting Ball State University to read from his work on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225. This event is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, November 8th, Coles will visit ENG 307 (Intro Fiction Workshop) from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in Robert Bell (RB) 361 to discuss his writing and the writing life. This visit is also free and open to the public.

Jay Coles is a young adult and middle grade writer, a composer with the American Society of Composers and Publishers, 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 novel Tyler Johnson Was Here—inspired by events from the author’s life and the Black Lives Matter movement—is about a boy whose life is torn apart by police brutality when his twin brother goes missing. His next YA novel, Until You Came Back, is set to be published by Little, Brown in 2020.

If you’re interested in learning more about Jay Coles, follow the links below:

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