R294. Fractured Selves: Fabulism as a Platform for Minorities, Women, and the LGBT Community

Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Fabulist writers and editors define Fabulism (often used with other terms like magical realism and slipstream), illuminate individual approaches to the genre alongside brief readings, and discuss how fabulism can be a rich territory for expression, exploration, and power for minorities, women, and the LGBT community. What does it mean to write about the other from other worlds or hybrid spaces?



Sequoia Nagamatsu is the author of the story collection, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone. His stories have appeared in Conjunctions, ZYZZYVA, Black Warrior Review, and The Fairy Tale Review, among others. He is an editor of Psychopomp Magazine and an assistant professor at St. Olaf College.

Aubrey Hirsch is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Short FictionThird CoastHobartPANK, The Toast, and The New York Times. She currently works as a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Oberlin College.

Brenda Peynado's work appears in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2015, Georgia Review, Threepenny Review, Epoch, and others. After an MFA at Florida State University, she is now a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati.

Zachary Doss is a fiction editor for Banango Street, a volunteer screener for Ploughshares, and the most recent former editor of Black Warrior Review. His writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Sonora Review, Fairy Tale Review, Caketrain, DIAGRAM, Paper Darts, and other journals.

Ramona Ausubel is the author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty as well as the PEN/USA Fiction Award–winning novel No One is Here Except All of Us and the collection A Guide To Being Born. She is on faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.


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