R. B. Lemberg, author of the Nebula Award finalist THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES, shares their abundant experience in the Clarion West Writing Workshop “Poetry Techniques for Fiction Writers”
In the online Clarion West Writing Workshop “Poetry Techniques for Fiction Writers,” R. B. Lemberg teaches authors how to use poetry tools in drafting and revising fiction, and poem outlines to flesh out the emotional structure of stories. The class occurs on Tuesday, April 27, 4PM-6PM PDT.
In this workshop, we will learn how to pay attention to language using poetry tools in drafting and revising fiction. We will also learn about poem outlines, and how we can use them to flesh out the characters, the worlds, and the emotional structure of stories.
This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels. Experience writing and publishing poetry is not necessary for this workshop, but please be prepared to experiment with poetic techniques as tools for exploring fiction.
This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.
For the inaugural FLIGHTS OF FOUNDRY, a virtual convention for speculative creators and their fans, Jill Roberts and Jaymee Goh participate in a pair of conversations.
Friday, April 16 • 9PM – 9:50PM PT
What All the People Working on Your Book Are Doing
A journey from pitched to published, discussing what happens every step of the way and the professionals that contribute to the process
Rosemary Jones (m), Mike Allen, Laura Blackwell, and Jill Roberts
Saturday, April 17 • 5PM – 5:50PM PT
Short Stories Are Not Baby Novels
Due to their length, short stories are often seen as the “first step” towards writing longer works, that one can “graduate” from writing short to long fiction. Editors and writers of the form will discuss the traits unique to short fiction and what you can do with them that can’t be done with novels: from structures, to story types, to common slips, to writing approaches.
Jaymee Goh (m), Todd Sanders, José Pablo Iriarte, Erin Roberts, and S.B. Divya
Join Tachyon publisher Jacob Weisman for the virtual panel “What Publishing Professionals Wish First-Time Authors Knew”
World Fantasy Award winner Jacob Weisman, bookstore manager and buyer Ann Seaton, children’s literature author Angela Dalton, and Locus Magazine senior editor Arley Sorg discuss “What Publishing Professionals Wish First-Time Authors Knew.” The Speculative Literature Foundation – Bay Area chapter hosts this special event on Sunday, March 21 4PM PDT.
This month, the Speculative Literature Foundation – Bay Area chapter will host “What Publishing Professionals Wish First-Time Authors Knew,” a panel of local publishing professionals eager to share their knowledge about the publication process and tips and stories that’ll help authors know what to expect before their first book is published.
Our panelists come from many corners of the industry to provide multiple perspectives on different aspects of publishing. They include a book publisher, multiple award-winning editors and writers, a children’s book author, a reviewer, a bookstore manager, and a bookseller – and those are only 4 people! The panelists are Jacob Weisman, Angela Dalton, Arley Sorg, and Ann Seaton.
The panel will be moderated by your SLF-Bay Area organizers: Jasmine T. Wade, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, and Audrey T. Williams. This event will hosted as a Zoom webinar, and the link to join will be shared the day of the event.
$10 donations are asked, but no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. If you cannot afford a donation, please contact the SLF-SF Bay Area organizers to request a ticket. The Zoom link will be sent to ticket holders the day of the event.
For SXSW ONLINE, Kimberly Unger, author of the smart, gripping NUCLEATION, Sande Chen, Matthew Farber, and Julian Loh participate in the virtual panel Creating Touchstones in Emergent Narratives, March 16, 10:15AM-11:10AM CT.
Games have a unique ability to establish empathy between a player and a world and characters, but game players don’t always follow the path the narrative lays out for them. This panel discusses how designers and storytellers can build in empathic elements that can be found and engaged with even when the larger narrative gets delivered out of order.SXSW Online
Influential blogger, journalist, and author Cory Doctorow will be a keynote speaker at NISO Plus 2021. Doctorow’s keynote speech The day of the comet: what trustbusting means for digital manipulation happens on Monday, February 22 at 11AM EST. NISO Plus 2021 runs February 22-25.
The NISO Plus conference is a continuation of the NFAIS Annual Conference, but in a new and exciting form. We are taking the 60+ year history of the NFAIS Annual conference and expanding it to contain even more of the information professions. We want the NISO Plus Conference to be a place where publishers, vendors, librarians, archivists, product managers, metadata specialists, electronic resource managers, and much more come together to both solve existing problems and more importantly have conversations that prevent future problems from ever occurring.Niso Plus 2021
Rick Klaw blog, Events adam stemple, alastair reynolds, boskone, Carrie Vaughn, content: selected essays on technology creativity copyright and the future of technology and the future of the future, cory doctorow, driftwood, Ellen Datlow, James Patrick Kelly, Jane Yolen, julie dillon, kitty's mix tape, marie brennan, michael swanwick, nesfa, nightmares: a new decade of modern horror, not so much said the cat, slow bullets, the last tsar's dragons, the very best of kate elliott
Marie Brennan, Ellen Datlow, Julie Dillon, Cory Doctorow, James Patrick Kelly, Alastair Reynolds, Adam Stemple, Michael Swanwick, Carrie Vaughn, and Jane Yolen will all be attending the virtual online convention Boskone 58, February 12-14.
Brought to you by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA), Boskone is an annual science fiction convention, the oldest in New England. NESFA is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and both NESFA and Boskone are run and put on entirely by fan volunteers.What is Boskone?
- Guest of Honor: Joe Abercrombie
- Official Artist: Julie Dillon
- Special Guest: Sheree Renée Thomas
- Musical Guest: Marc Gunn
- NESFA Press Guest: Ursula Vernon
- Hal Clement Science Speaker: Mike Brotherton
- Hal Clement Science Speaker: Christian Ready
Boskone offers a massive selection of readings and panels. To find any of these authors, check out the entire schedule.
Via Copperfield’s Books, Edward Snowden discusses Permanent Record: How One Man Exposed the Truth about Government Spying and Digital Security with Cory Doctorow on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00pm PT.
If you were convinced it was the right thing to do, how far would you go to inform your country, your fellow citizens? Would you follow your conscience? And what would you be willing to give up?Copperfield’s Books
Join us for the ONLY virtual visit in the US for the new Young Readers Edition of Edward Snowden’s book, Permanent Record! Snowden will be discussing his book with Cory Doctorow followed by a short Q&A.
In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails—nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying describes for a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age.
This adaptation of Snowden’s crucial, eye-opening adapted memoir is perfect for a rising generation that is driven toward enacting real change and embracing digital security and privacy tools; it will inform and inspire future coders, bureaucrats, tech moguls, and users of every kind of digital product and service.
Questions for Cory Doctorow and Edward Snowden can be submitted through Eventbrite during ticket purchase and they will select some to answer during the event if time allows. We will not be taking live questions.
On Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 PM PT, Nalo Hopkinson, SFWA Grand Master author of FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS, Karen Tei Yamashita, author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, and Allison Benis White, author of Please Bury Me in This, convene virtually for the 44th Annual UC Riverside Writer Week.
Entering its 44th year, UCR’s Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in California and features the most renowned authors of our day alongside those at the start of promising careers. The week of events is open to the public and includes readings, conversations, panels, and social activities focused on the varied and exciting work of our participants, many of them among UCR’s powerhouse Creative Writing faculty.UCR’s Writers Week