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Two weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be heading to Burlington, Massachusetts for Readercon—the real me, not the flat life-sized cardboard me I sent in my stead last year after I was forced to miss my first Readercon ever due to a conflict with the San Diego Comic-Con.
If you’ll be there, too, here’s where you’ll be able to find me … when I’m not in the bar or sitting in the audience during other readings and panels, or, who knows, eating a durian in the parking lot while strumming a ukulele.
Friday July 12
12:30 PM VT
I’ll be reading “Things That Never Happened,” forthcoming in PostScripts.
3:00 PM CL
with Michael Blumlein
Life After Clarion
8:00 PM RI
The Clarion SF Workshop is one of the best in the world for budding science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Many of today’s award-winning authors are Clarion graduates. For six weeks, Clarion students have the luxury of learning from top-notch authors and editors while living the life of a full-time writer. But once Clarion ends, what do you do next? How do you take what you learn at Clarion and apply it to your writing life and your real life? And how do you adjust from having the support of other writers to possibly having very little or none at all? Professional writers who graduated from Clarion in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s share their life-after-Clarion experiences.
with Ron Drummond, E.C. Myers, Resa Nelson (leader), Ken Schneyer
Saturday July 13
Which Ideas Are Worth Keeping?
2:00 PM G
Many writers have file folders of unfinished stories or novels that never jelled or never seemed quite publishable. How do you decide which ideas to reject, which to pitch, and which simply to follow through on based on your own convictions?
with Daryl Gregory, Margo Lanagan, Yoon Ha Lee and Allen Steele
Hope to see you there!