F156. Give Me Your Vampires, Your Fae, Your Bulbous Alien Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

Room LL4, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Realist and experimental fiction writers often express nervousness about allowing their undergraduates to submit fantasy and science fiction to workshop. Some go so far as to ban such work outright, a tactic that can defuse young writers' enthusiasm. Join writers whose work has appeared in both literary and genre publications as they discuss how a successful undergraduate workshop can include teaching serious genre fiction.



Brooke Wonders’s fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2013, Monkeybicycle, and Electric Velocipede. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.

Cat Rambo's 200+ fiction publications have appeared in such places as Asimov's, Clarkesworld magazine, and Weird Tales. She has been shortlisted for the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Endeavour Award, and the Nebula Award. Her third and most recent book is Near+Far.

Rahul Kanakia has published short stories in Clarkesworld, Nature, and Apex magazine. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program offered by the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Nick Mamatas is the author of several genre novels, including the recent noir Love is the Law. His short fiction has appeared in a wide variety of venues from New Haven Review to Brutarian Quarterly. He is an occasional instructor at Western Connecticut State University.


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