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Saturday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tropes, Misinformation, and Stereotypes: How to Identify & Avoid When Writing Outside Your Experience

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Frequently the thing that can screw a writer up most is the thing they think they know. When writing outside your experience, these inherited bits of misinformation can creep into your fiction without your awareness. How do you spot your own blind spots and prevent yourself from perpetuating stereotypes by accident?

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Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other... Read More →

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M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson is the author of the satirical sci-fi novel FEED, which was a Finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the two-part Gothic novel THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, the first volume of which won the National Book Award, the second volume of which was a Printz Honor Book. He is the author of two rip-snorting adventure series for younger readers: the... Read More →
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Jeffrey Cranor

Jeffrey Cranor is coauthor of the podcast (and forthcoming novel) Welcome to Night Vale. He also co-creates dance pieces with choreographer/wife Jillian Sweeney and super-short theater pieces with the New York Neo-Futurists. He lives in New York.
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Liz Hara

Liz Hara is a writer, builder, and puppeteer.  She and her team won the 2015 Emmy Award for their Costume Design on Sesame Street.  She currently works for Sesame as a puppet builder and wrangler, and began writing for the show in Season 46.  She has written other children’s entertainment for Nickelodeon and PBS, including the new science curriculum show Nature Cat.   | | Liz creates her own work, which has been... Read More →
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Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht's debut novel The Tiger’s Wife won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a 2011 National Book Award Finalist. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Vogue, Esquire and The Guardian. She was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. In 2013, she was the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellow... Read More →
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Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, the Raven Cycle, and the Michael L. Printz Honor book The Scorpio Races. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, two children, her 1973 Camaro, and nine miniature silky fainting goats. She's also an artist and a musician. She likes things that go. Find her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.

Saturday October 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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