I’m so excited!
I’ll be taking part in the Renaissance Press Fall Virtual Conference! How awesome is that? You can learn more about it here: https://pressesrenaissancepress.ca/events/renaissance-virtual-conference/full-program-and-registration/
I took part in the previous virtual conference and I couldn’t be happier to be taking part in the Fall one! Check it out, I’m in the following panels:
Saturday October 24 2020
10 AM- 11 AM EDT: Dystopian and Utopian fiction
Do Utopian and Dystopian fiction stories continue to be relevant in the face of current events? Are these categories still appropriate and of interest? How do they relate to post-apocalyptic stories, pandemic fiction, hope punk, grim/dark?
Stephen Graham King, Jamieson Wolf, John Haas, Jack Briglio, Dominic Bercier, Elizabeth Hirst (m)
1 PM – 2 PM EDT: Ableist, me? That’s cr*zy!
Ableist language and narratives are incredibly pervasive. This panel explores how even disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse authors have to unlearn ableist narratives that influence the everyday terms we use.
Cait Gordon (m), Dianna Gunn, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Jamieson Wolf, Madona Skaff-Koren
Sunday October 25 2020
11:30 AM – 12 30 PM Family of choice.
How have chosen family narratives evolved over the past few years? What remains to be done in terms of representation, and what has been done well (or less well)? Why are chosen family narratives still relevant and important?
Su J Sokol, Angela Misri (m), Avi Silver, Nathan Caro Fréchette, Jamieson Wolf
Make sure to register so you can attend! And the best news of all? It’s all free! I know, right? Register here and learn all about the panels that are being offered!
See you there!