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Saturday, May 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Moral Responsibility of the Storyteller

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Society is shaped by narrative. What moral responsibility do storytellers have to consider the larger context in which their work appears? And how do we handle that responsibility, especially when writing outside of our own experiences, or presenting ours when they don’t fit dominant Western (esp. American) narratives or ideas of what a certain story ‘should’ be?

Moderators
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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC, and really, really likes crows. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among others. Her short fiction has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Nebula Award. Alyssa can be found online at http://www.crashwong.net and on... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael R. Underwood

Writer/Podcaster/Publishing Staffer
Mike is the author the several series, including the comedic fantasy Ree Reyes Geekomancy series and GENRENAUTS, a science fiction series in novellas. By day, he's the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books.Mike lives in Baltimore with his wife and their ever-growing library. He is a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show as well as Speculate! The Podcast for Readers, Writers, and Fans.
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Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker grew up in suburban Chicago, and received her Bachelor’s in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After college, she spent a number of years in Marketing and Communications before returning to her first love, fiction writing. In 2007 she received her Master’s in Fiction from Columbia University. Her first novel, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI, was published by HarperCollins in 2013, and its sequel, THE IRON SEASON, will appear in... Read More →

Nebula Nominees
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C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is the author of Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015), the title story of which is a Nebula Award nominee and will feature in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas. She is the author of the Dark Breakers series, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and a poetry collection called How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which includes her... Read More →
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E.J. Fischer

Eugene Fischer is writer living in Austin, Texas. He has a physics degree from Trinity Univeristy, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. He was a Teaching/Writing Fellow and later an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa, where he created an undergraduate course on Writing and Reading Science Fiction. His work has been published in Strange Horizons and... Read More →
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Naomi Kritzer

Author
Naomi Kritzer grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, a small lunar colony populated mostly by academics. She now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her spouse, two kids, and (currently) two cats. | | Her short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and many other magazines and websites. She also had five novels published by Bantam in the early 2000s, and does science blogging... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
LaSalle 1

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