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Steven Salvatore

Steven participated in our SpeakTogether student program on December 17, 2021 at Talent Unlimited High School, where they discussed how they became a writer, the publishing process, and their current and forthcoming books, Can’t Take That Away and And They Lived…

Steven Salvatore is a gay, genderqueer author, writing professor, Mariah Carey lamb, and Star Wars fanatic. They hold an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. They currently live in Peekskill, New York, with their amazingly patient husband, whose name is also Steve. They are the author of Can’t Take That Away and also the co-founder of the Pride Book Festival.

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