March 8 - 10: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Panelist, Crafting the Weird: Techniques of Fabulist Female Fiction
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 3 p.m.
(Clare Beams, Brenda Peynado, Ramona Ausubel, Celia Johnson, Jamey Bradbury)
Surreal, magical, or fabulist fiction has traditionally been employed to attack political systems through subversive means. Yet, women writers have adapted this genre for their own modes of critique. In this event, panelists will discuss how they use elements of the weird to address subjects such as the domestic, the female body, otherness, and LGBTQ identity. Presenters will provide examples, methods, and techniques for crafting subversive fiction that offers new methods of witnessing reality.
Coming Soon: The Curiosity Hour Podcast
I'll be recording an episode of The Curiosity Hour Podcast, available sometime in late March/early April. The podcast, hosted by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund, encourages everyone to tell their own stories and to seek out the stories around them. Like the hosts say: Stay curious! Download in iTunes or listen with Soundcloud.