F131. Science Fiction and Fantasy by Women of the Pacific Northwest: A Hydra House Reading

Room 303, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


The Pacific Northwest is a hub of science fiction and fantasy writers, which in turn has generated a number of small presses. Hydra House is one such press, which in its short history has received critical acclaim and generated a Nebula nomination. Join the respected women writers of Hydra House as they read middle-grade fiction, near-future science fiction, alt-history fantasy, flash fiction, and discuss the impact that women have had on the genre.



Danika Dinsmore went from performance poet to screenwriter to novelist. She has published three books of poetry, one CD, and three books in a middle grade fantasy series called Faerie Tales from the White Forest. She currently teaches speculative fiction and world-building to children and adults.

Louise Marley is a concert and opera singer turned novelist. She is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. As Toby Bishop, she published a young adult trilogy. As Cate Campbell, she writes historical fiction, including the Benedict Hall trilogy.

K.C. Ball's short stories have been published in print and online, and are collected in Snapshots From A Black Hole & Other Oddities. She won the Speculative Literature Foundation's Older Writer award in 2012.

Rachel Swirsky's short fiction has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Tor.com and the New Haven Review. In 2010, she won the Nebula Award for Best Novella. Her work has been collected by Aqueduct Press and Subterranean.

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