Sunday’s InFocus on channel 12.1 will address timely topic
Release Date: 11/09/09
Author: M Simmons
DENVER – (November 9, 2009) – Pop superstar Rihanna’s public revelations about an abusive relationship has resulted in the November airing of special edition of InFocus with Eden Lane next Sunday.
Colorado’s Julie Anne Peters, a young adult novelist whose latest book Rage: A Love Story, the story of a lesbian couple’s domestic violence, will be featured in the timely program Sunday at 11 p.m. on channel 12.1.
“I had scheduled a later air date,” Producer, Director and Program Host Eden Lane said, “but my hope is that the program will open important discussions or build upon those already begun in the wake of Rihanna’s public experience with an abusive relationship.”
Peters will explain the genesis of Rage: A Love Story during InFocus and some of Peters’ teen readers who identify as LGBT will tell how Peters’ books affect their lives. Peters, a national book award finalist, features gay, lesbian or transgender teens as major characters in most of her novels.
“Viewers will learn that young adult novels – also known as YA Lit – are more than vampires, wizards and first love romances,” program host Lane says. “Some writers strive also to create work that is meaningful and relevant without talking down to their readers.”
A full schedule of air times for programs on channels 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3 can be found at www.KBDI.org.
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