S232. A Phoenix First Must Burn: A Reading by Women of Speculative Fiction

Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Where science fiction and fantasy was once dominated by men, the field has been evolved by women in a way that has allowed their voices heard now more than ever. More women than ever have been nominated—and are winning—awards in this arena, and their impact is changing the shape of science fiction and fantasy. Come listen as contemporary women speculative fiction writers read from their work.


Camille Griep is the editor of Easy Street, senior editor at The Lascaux Review, and the author of two novels, Letters to Zell and New Charity Blues. She is the communications director for Prison Renaissance, a nonprofit fostering collaboration between incarcerated and free artists.

Lettie Prell is a science fiction writer. Her stories have been showcased in The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two, Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1, and Some of the Best from Tor.Com: 2016. Her stories have also been published in Clarkesworld and Analog, in addition to Apex and Tor.com.

Nancy Hightower is the author of The Acolytes, and she has published creative nonfiction, book reviews, and essays in The Washington Post, HuffPost, Entropy, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a book about digital fictions with Paul D. Miller for Duke University Press, and she teaches at Hunter College.

Meg Elison


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside