Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird Schedule

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird happens this Saturday (March 25, 2017) in Atlanta/Decatur. I will be moderating the following session:

 

11:55-12:40 PM
PANEL: Other Weird Tales: Unraveling Paradigms as the Protagonist Shifts Away from the Cis White Male
Weird fiction, like SF/F/H, has predominantly centered on CIS white male protagonists mostly written by CIS white male authors. One of the most dynamic aspects of the contemporary Weird Renaissance is that this is no longer true. Non-CIS-white-male writers are not only altering the concept of what the Weird is as a literary form but also pushing its boundaries and defying editorial and publishing expectations. How does the narrative shift when the protagonist is a woman, a person of color, LBGT and/or disabled? What are some examples of good contemporary, or older Weird tales with Other protagonists that exemplify these different qualities? What challenges have the authors on the panel personally faced in approaching the Weird from Other perspectives–cultural, gender, orientation, etc.? Finally, how are new writers, new perspectives and new audiences opening up the Weird and spec-lit in general to new markets, and conversely how are new markets (small press, self-publishing) facilitating exposure to different voices?
Moderator: Craig Laurance Gidney
Panelists: Mike Allen, Gerald L. Coleman, Valjeanne Jeffers, Damien Angelica Walters

I will also be doing a reading at 1:50pm

And there is a Mass Signing at 5.15pm

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REMINDER: I’ll be reading at the Lambda Literary Finalists Showcase this Friday

Join finalists of the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art . All readings are free and open to the public.

Confirmed readers: Timothy Liu, Michael Carroll, Ellen Bass, Dia Felix, Jameson Currier, Craig L. Gidney, Michael Broder, David Swatling, Ron Suresha, Rafe Haze, Kelly Cogswell, Susan Kuklin, Sean Strub, Vinton McCabe, Bob Hofler, Rob Smith, Shelly Oria, Dominic Ambrose, Sheela Lambert, Philip Gefter, Ann Herendeen, Stephen Morrison, Alexis De Veaux, Tim Federle, Heru khuti, Andi Marquette, R.G. Emanuelle

The reading starts at 6:30pm

The place is: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St, New York, New York 10013

Hope to see you there!

EVENT: Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Reading in NYC (April 24)

I am participating in a group reading of Lambda Literary Finalists on April 24th in New York City.

WHERE: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St, New York, New York 10013

WHEN: 6:30 PM

Confirmed readers: Timothy Liu, Michael Carroll, Ellen Bass, Dia Felix, Jameson Currier, Craig L. Gidney, Michael Broder, Thomas McBee, David Swatling, Ron Suresha, Rafe Haze, Kelly Cogswell, Susan Kuklin, Sean Strub, Vinton McCabe, Bob Hofler, Rob Smith, Shelly Oria, Dominic Ambrose, Sheela Lambert, Philip Gefter, Ann Herendeen, Stephen Morrison, Alexis De Veaux, Tim Federle