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Saturday, May 19 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Users Guide to Writers’ Workshops

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When do you need a workshop? How do you find one, or failing that, start one? And is a workshop a lifelong tool or something you might well grow out of? Many of us break into the field through fee-based writers' workshops, of which there are many, serving a variety of needs. Some published writers are still in the market for these workshops, to develop their skills or to pursue an advanced degree or both. But eventually the student-mentor model no longer serves our needs and we look to peer workshops. This panel brings together writers who have had experience with workshops at all levels, from the occasional gathering to formal teaching workshops and the proliferating MFA programs and on to longstanding local and national pro workshops.

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James Patrick Kelly

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I write novels, short stories, plays and a column for Asimov's. I know a lot about writers' workshops. A little about writing. Despite this, they let me teach Creative Writing at an MFA program. I used to podcast a lot and maybe should get back into it. I have extensive experience... Read More →

Speakers
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Curtis C. Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN (陳致宇) now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy... Read More →
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Matthew Kressel

Full-stack developer, writer, Tyrell Corporation
Matthew Kressel is a three-time Nebula Award finalist and a World Fantasy Award finalist. His short fiction has appeared in many places, and his work has been translated into six languages. He is a full-stack developer, environmentalist, and cautious optimist. He co-hosts the Fantastic... Read More →
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Mur Lafferty

Writer
Mur is an author and podcaster. She is a winner of the Campbell Award, the Manly Wade Wellman Award, and an inductee into the Podcast Academy Hall of Fame. Her novel Six Wakes has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick Awards.
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Fran Wilde

author
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been nominated for four Nebula awards, a World Fantasy Award, and a Hugo, and include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor 2015), its sequels, Cloudbound (2016) and Horizon (2017), her debut middle grade novel... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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