Miami Presents: HA Clarke ‘19, Author of The Scapegracers POSTPONED

Presented on: Saturday, February 26th at 12:30 PM EST

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  Due to scheduling conflicts we are postponing this webinar to a later date to be announced. We apologize for the inconvenience, but have scheduled an encore of an earlier webinar with author Daisy Hernandez!  

Virtual Winter College features alumni and faculty authors, as well as the return of our popular Winter College cooking class. All programs are free and can be enjoyed from the cozy comfort of your home.

Join us for a conversation with recent 18 of the Last 9 honoree HA Clarke ‘19, as we explore themes of their debut book The Scapegracers, a queer, witchy young adult novel.

About The Scapegracers
Rich with the urgency of feral youth, The Scapegracers explores growing up and complex female friendship with all the rage of a teenage girl. It subverts the trope of competitive mean girls and instead portrays a mercilessly supportive clique of diverse and vivid characters. It is an atmospheric, voice-driven novel of the occult, and the first of a three-book series.

Based in Chicago, HA Clarke is an author and bookseller. Clarke would be the first to tell you they are “here and queer, etc.” Their first novel, a YA fantasy fiction story, The Scapegracers was published in 2020, with the second of the trilogy, The Scratch Daughters, expected in fall 2022. They have been published in Lunch Ticket, PRISM international, Dream Pop Press, Portland Review, Gothic Nature Journal, Eidolon, and Chaleur Magazine. They are a Lambda Literary Fellow alumnus and a Pushcart, Locus, and Dragon Award nominee. Clarke is currently in grad school where their research focused on queerness, labor, and monstrosity. While a student at Miami, Clarke studied in London with the Literary London program, and was a two-term president of Spectrum. They received a B.A. in Classical Humanities & Creative Writing from Miami University. 

The Scapegracers at

The Scapegracers at

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