In 1982, Sara Paretsky revolutionized the mystery world when she created female investigator, V.I. Warshawski. V.I. uses her wits… and her fists to make her way in life. With the creation of V.I., Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either presented as vamps or victims. Not only has Paretsky’s own work broken barriers, she has also helped open doors for other women. In 1986 she created Sisters in Crime, a worldwide organization to support women crime writers, which earned her Ms. Magazine’s 1987 Woman of the Year award. Today Sara Paretsky’s books are published in 30 countries.
Yesterday, Paretsky joined us for a very special webinar. She shared her personal journey of becoming a writer and provided valuable insights to students who have a passion for writing. She discussed the role that creativity plays in the writing process and gave students the opportunity to submit their questions to her and learn firsthand from her.
In case you missed the live version, here’s the archive. Share it with your middle and high school students for a great chance to encourage a lifelong love for reading and writing!