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Saturday, October 17 • 7:00am - 7:50am
We Won't Phone It in for an Anglophone Audience

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Have you ever had an editor tell you to rewrite something you wrote in a mix of English your native language just because it wasn't "proper" English? Do you sometimes run into a wall when directly translating a word or phrase from your language for an anglophone audience when you feel like they can get it from context clues? This panel will talk about getting around the pitfalls for writing for an Anglophone audience—and perhaps give tips for how such an audience can approach their works.

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Shingai Njeri

Attendee
Shingai Njeri Kagunda (She/her) is an Afrofuturist freedom dreamer, Swahili sea lover, and Femme Storyteller hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently pursuing a Literary Arts MFA at Brown University. Shingai's work has appeared or will appear in Omenana, The Elephant, FANTASY... Read More →

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Cristina Jurado

Author/Editor, SuperSonic magazine
Cristina Jurado (She/Her) is a bilingual author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other hybrid genres, as well as editor and translator. Born and raised in Spain, she studied Advertising and Public Relations at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and completed a Master’s degree... Read More →
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Brandon O'Brien

Brandon O’Brien is a writer, performance poet, teaching artist and game designer from Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing and the 2014 and 2015 Small Axe Literary Competitions, and is published in Strange Horizons, Reckoning... Read More →
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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, slush reader and editor. He was awarded an honourable mention, twice in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. His short story won the Nommo award for best short story by an African. He has been published... Read More →
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Haralambi Markov

Haralambi Markov is a Bulgarian fiction writer, reviewer & editor with a background in content creation and SEO, who currently operates as a freelance writer. He was the first ever Bulgarian to be accepted to attend the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 2014. His fiction blends speculative... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 7:00am - 7:50am EDT
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