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Friday, October 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Honing Your Craft: Embettering Your Word-Doing

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No one starts out as a perfect writer. So how do you learn to suck less? Our panelists will tell you how they have dealt with failure in their careers as writers, what they've learned from rejection, and how to turn those negative experiences into something useful.

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Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest and she will be writing the new Lucifer series for DC Comics. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner... Read More →

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Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is probably best known for his debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL, which was as named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand prix de l'Imaginaire (France). | | He went on to write his debut young... Read More →
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, as well as a couple of other novels that didn't sell quite as well as those did. The Magicians books are currently being turned into a TV series that will air on Syfy next year. Grossman is also the book critic for Time magazine and a widely published cultural commentator -- he's written essays for Wired, the Believer, Salon, Slate, the New York Times, the Wall Street... Read More →
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Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson, born in Jamaica, is the author of eight books of fiction and a chapbook, and the editor/co-editor of four fiction anthologies. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel "Midnight Robber" received Honorable Mention in Cuba's Casa de las Americas prize for... Read More →
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Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the New York Times and international bestselling author of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR, and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, as well as the editor of the YA anthologies MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME and SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Friday October 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 3

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