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Sunday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reading as Networking: Building Community by Engaging Work

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Writing can be a solitary act, but all writers need community for both creative and business purposes. Reading is perhaps the easiest way to connect with authors. This panel explores how talking about stories can be the vehicle for a writer to build a genuine creative network.

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Noria is a queer, bisexual Nigerian bookworm and booktuber, living in Lagos, with a love for fantasy and an appreciation for sci-fi. She is always looking for her next favourite novel, and is always ready to have a conversation about books.

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Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of ANGER IS A GIFT (2019 Schneider Family Book Award) and EACH OF US A DESERT, both with Tor Teen. Their middle grade debut, THE INSIDERS, is out in 2021. When not writing, they run the online Mark Does Stuff universe and are trying to pet every... Read More →
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Book Reviewer
Adri is a queer, trans, and non-binary Mexican-American book reviewer. They’ve been creating BookTube content for almost seven years on perpetualpages and remain interested in creating content that celebrates and centers marginalized voices, intersectional viewpoints, and inclusive... Read More →
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Kwame Mbalia

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, and the sequel TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD (October 6, 2020) are published... Read More →
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Charles Payseur

Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of all things speculative. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine, and many more. He runs Quick Sip Reviews, has been a Hugo finalist fan writer... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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