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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael R. Underwood

Attendee
Michael R. Underwood is an author, podcaster, and publishing professional. Mike's books include space opera Annihilation Aria, the Ree Reyes Geekomancy books, the Stabby Award-finalist Genrenauts series, and Born to the Blade (written with Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw, and Marie Brennan... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Nebula Nominees
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C. S. E. Cooney

Attendee
Talk to me about whatever interests you most; I love details and weird facts I'd never run into. Like they say in Strange Days, "One man's dull mundane existence is another man's Technicolor." C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is the author of World Fantasy Award-winning... 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... 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... Read More →


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