S143. Women of Pacific Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading

A103-104, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


For decades, the Pacific Northwest has been a generative ground for speculative fiction, influenced by esteemed writers such as Ursula K. LeGuin and Octavia Butler. In their wake, younger generations helped drive a cultural revolution where women have begun to dominate the field of speculative fiction, as illustrated by the 2017 Hugo Awards. Listen as a panel of award-winning writers—Brenda Cooper, Danika Dinsmore, Dominica Phetteplace, Wendy Wagner, and E. Lily Yu—read from recent work.



Danika Dinsmore is a writer, educator, and spokenword artist. She writes poetry and speculative fiction with a focus on middle grade and young adult literature. She teaches creative writing and world-building to students of all ages at schools, conferences, and festivals across North America.

E. Lily Yu received the 2017 Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award. Her short stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards and have appeared in HazlittMcSweeney'sBoston Review, and Clarkesworld, as well as multiple best-of-the-year anthologies.

Dominica Phetteplace is a graduate of the Clarion West Writer's Workshop. Her work has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, [PANK], The Los Angeles Review, Clarkesworld, and Zyzzyva. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Award, and a MacDowell Fellowship.


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