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Sunday, October 18 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Yes, Representation is Actually Fun

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Often discussions around diversity happen with a lot of gravitas applied. these are certainly serious discussions, but representative media is also a gateway to much more fun stories. In what current ways is that the case? How can writers try to see diversity as a skillful asset not just a quick checklist?

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Christina Orlando

Christina Orlando (they/them) is the Books Editor & Publicity Coordinator for Tor.com, where they get to be a book nerd all day. As a freelance writer covering poetry, gender, and sexuality, their work has appeared Electric Literature, Catapult, gal-dem, THEM, Adroit Journal, and... Read More →

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Naseem Jamnia

Naseem Jamnia is a Persian-Chicagoan, former scientist, and current MFA student at the University of Nevada, Reno. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming at The Rumpus, The Washington Post, Bitch Media, The Writer's Chronicle, and Aurelia Leo Originals. They were a 2019 Lambda... Read More →
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Illimani Ferreira

IIllimani  Ferreira is a science fiction writer currently living in LSD (Lower, Slower Delaware), where he is trying to figure out if, as a person who grew up in Brazil’s central savannas, he is a beach person or not. Illimani sold his short fiction to the Unidentified Funny Objects... Read More →
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Namina Forna

Namina Forna has a MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. The Gilded Ones is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @NaminaForna, on Instagram @Namina.Forna, and get updates from her website, NaminaForna.com... Read More →
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Sean Dowie

Book Reviewer/Submissions Manager
Sean Dowie is a mixed-race book reviewer who intermittently writes fiction. He's part of FIYAH's reviewing team, and is a contributor for the Hugo-nominated fanzine Nerds of a Feather. Just recently, he deviated a little from his reviewing-focused lifestyle by joining Augur Magazine's... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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