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Saturday, May 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Western Narratives, There is No Single Voice in The West, So Why Do Only Hear From One?

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There is a tendency to think white Western narratives as *the* Western narrative. It makes it more difficult for Western writers of color & other marginalized people with other narrative traditions to break into publishing as their voices may not fit within any expected paradigm. How do we learn to read, appreciate & support those other traditions?

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Jennifer Cross

Lead Organizer, Just Write Chicago
Queer Black Geeky Feminist Skeptic Atheist Firespinning Aspiring SF/F writer who has a serious problem saying no to new and shiny things. In addition to a day job, I run Just Write Chicago, Chicago's largest writing group dedicated to providing safe, inclusive and motivational spaces for all writers of all genres to "Just Write". I was published in Lightspeed's QDSF. I also keep a Wordpress blog and am trying to write a novel and short fiction... Read More →

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Alec Nevala-Lee

Alec Nevala-Lee is currently at work on the nonfiction book Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, which will be released by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2018. He is the author of the suspense novels The Icon Thief, City of Exiles, and Eternal Empire, all published by Penguin. His short fiction appears frequently in Analog Science Fiction and... Read More →
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Michi Trota

Managing Editor, Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michi Trota is an essayist, editor, speaker, and community organizer. She is the Managing Editor for the Hugo Award-nominated Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and writes about geek culture on her blog, Geek Melange. She is also a member of the Chicago Nerd Social Club Board of Organizers and a fire performer with the Raks Geek bellydance+fire troupe. Michi has spoken at venues such as C2E2, Wizard World Chicago, DePaul... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
LaSalle 1

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