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Sunday, October 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
What Makes A Great Book Cover

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You may not be able to judge a book by its cover but your wallet certainly can. What makes a great book cover? What does it need to do to draw a reader's attention? And how do book covers sometimes work in favor of and against BIPOC creatives?

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Suzan Palumbo

Suzan Palumbo lives in Canada. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she is an ESL teacher and a New Wave enthusiast.  Her stories are often inspired by clashes of culture and the gap between expectations and reality.  When she isn’t writing she is walking in the forest or listening... Read More →

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John Picacio

JOHN PICACIO is one of the most acclaimed American artists in science fiction and fantasy over the last decade, creating best-selling art for George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series, as well as the STAR TREK and X-MEN franchises. Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best... Read More →
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Likhain is a queer Filipina artist and writer. She migrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2013 and now lives in Euro-Yroke, on the colonised lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung people. Her artwork has won the Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Ditmar... Read More →
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C.L. Clark

Cherae graduated from Indiana University’s creative writing MFA. She’s been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world. When she’s not writing or working, she’s learning languages, doing P90something, or... Read More →
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Ashia Monet

Ashia Monet is a speculative fiction author based in Philadelphia. Her work centers LGBTQ+ people of color and ranges from teenage magicians on epic road trips to 19th century gothic horror characters hunting Dracula. Her young adult debut novel THE BLACK VEINS is available now. You... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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