R168. Fabulist Fiction for a Hot Planet

Room 400, Washington State Convention Center, Level 4
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


This panel of fabulists explores how eco-conscious fabulism is changing the literary landscape and public imagination. Panelists survey this trend in a collage of eco-fabulism from Kevin Brockmeier, Paolo Bacigalupi, Julia Slavin, Blake Butler, Alissa Nutting, and others. They dissect its writerly effects, pedagogical uses, and potential political and social reach in the world. Read it. Write it. Teach it. Eco-fabulism is the future and a way that writers can help save the world.



Christian Moody's fiction has been published in Esquire, Best American Fantasy, Best New American Voices, and Cincinnati Review. He teaches at Centre College and has been in residency at Yaddo.

Tessa Mellas's debut story collection Lungs Full of Noise won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. She is the Distinguished Visiting Fiction Writer at Bowling Green State University this spring.

Alexander Lumans is co-editor of Apocalypse Now, an anthology of fabulist writers confronting environmental crises. His fiction is in StoryQuarterly, Gulf Coast, and Cincinnati Review. He received fellowships to MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain, and ART342.

E. Lily Yu received the 2012 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She was a finalist for the 2012 Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, and the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year.

Matt Bell is the author of the novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as two other books, How They Were Found and Cataclysm Baby. He is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing program at Northern Michigan University.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center