Interview: Hulu Miniseries First Day’s Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark

Two filmmakers on their deft and emotional narrative exploration of the life of a trans youth in Australia

Recently, in an atypical project, CH editors teamed up to guest host a virtual writing class at SUNY New Paltz, where I am an adjunct professor. The focus of this particular class was conducting successful interviews (and all the preparation that goes into one). The resulting project proved quite unique: Every student was given the opportunity to interview Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark—the creator/director and …

Interview: David Levithan

A discussion with The New York Times best-selling author on his newly released novel "Two Boys Kissing"

10 years ago, one book re-imagined how a gay love story could be told. Deft, honest and straightforward, The New York Times’ best-selling author David Levithan‘s book “Boy Meets Boy” offered hope to young LGBTQ readers. Now Levithan has done it again: His just-released young adult novel “Two Boys Kissing” calls attention to the extraordinary, while embracing it as something that will one day slip …