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Saturday, October 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Magic: Roots in Diaspora

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Traditional publishing's "diversity" requirements often force writers of color to source their magic cultural systems from "motherlands" or foreign roots of origin to be considered "authentic". This panel explores the beauty magic systems authentic to peoples of diaspora origins.

Moderators
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Breanne Mc Ivor

Breanne Mc Ivor was born and raised in west Trinidad. She studied English at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh before returning home. She has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Glimmer Train Fiction Open, the Fish One-Page Prize and the Derek Walcott... Read More →

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Christopher Caldwell

Author
Christopher Caldwell is a queer, Black American living in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Clarion West alumnus, and a recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship. His work has appeared in Fiyah, Strange Horizons, and Uncanny Magazine, and reprinted in The Best of British Fantasy... Read More →
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Justin C. Key

Author
Justin C. Key is an African-American speculative fiction writer and psychiatrist. His short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Crossed Genres. His novelette, The Perfection of Theresa Watkins, is now available from Tor.com and... Read More →
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Swati Teerdhala

Swati Teerdhala is the author of The Tiger at Midnight series, which has appeared on both Barnes and Noble and Book Riot’s Most Anticipated Novels lists. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BS in finance and BA in history, she tumbled into the marketing side... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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