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Saturday, October 17 • 6:00am - 6:50am
Writing in the West from Outside

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Sometimes building a writing career in your own country isn't feasible due to lack of markets, government censorship, other factors. However, working in the West has its own headaches: How do I navigate contracts across country lines? What visas can I get for events or foreign residencies? Do I really need an MFA? Authors will discuss what they find most challenging about publishing in Western markets what they wish they'd known starting out.

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Alexandra Manglis

Alexandra Manglis is a Cypriot writer of SFF and creative non-fiction who has also worked extensively as a poetry editor. She's been published in Cyprus, the UK, and the USA  and co-edited a collection of lyrical essays released by Milkweed Books in 2019. She is an enthusiastic alumna... Read More →

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Sofia Rhei

Sofía Rhei writes fantasy and science fiction for adults and children. Her books for kids include the series “El joven Moriarty”, award winning and translated to 3 languages, or “La calle Andersen”, written with Marian Womack. She has been the first foreign language poet... Read More →
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Gabriela Lee

Gabriela Lee was born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines. She currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where she specializes in science fiction & fantasy and children's literature. She received the 2019 PBBY (Philippine... Read More →
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Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean sarungano (storyteller). She is pursuing her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches in the Writing Program. She will be teaching at Clarion West Writers Workshop in the Fall. She earned her BA at Cornell University and was... Read More →
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Karin Tidbeck

Karin Tidbeck lives and works in Malmö, Sweden, as a freelance writer and translator. They write short stories, novels and interactive fiction in Swedish and English. Their upcoming novel The Memory Theater will be released in February, 2021.

Saturday October 17, 2020 6:00am - 6:50am EDT
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