Sara Alan

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  • YA/Chidren's
  • Young Writers Program

Sara Jade Alan is the author of the young adult novel A Messy, Beautiful Life, which is a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards. She wrote her first comedy sketch during second-grade recess, then cast it, directed it, and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then she has performed in more than a thousand improvised and scripted shows and was on the USA Network as a winner of their College Comedy Contest. Sara teaches improv and writing workshops to teens and adults, and she is an educator with Girls Leadership.

Sara Alan's Articles

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Thank YA For Being A Friend

May 08, 2018

There seems to be a prevalent feeling that young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) literature is in some way less than

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Victoria Hanley: Excellent Teacher, Excellent Human

December 07, 2016

(Editor's note: Sara was one of the many students who nominated a favorite Lighthouse instructor for our ann