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2022 Sierra Writers Conference - February 10-12, 2022

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The 2022 SWC includes both in-person and virtual workshops focusing on sci-fi, equity, justice, writing, creativity, and publishing.

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2022 Sierra Writers Conference

The conference theme, Stories Matter: (Re) Imagining Past and Future, highlights the power of words to embody change.

In this moment of exceptional social and environmental transformation, the role of stories in shaping historical perspectives and what is possible in the future is more important than ever.

Engage with a powerful writing community working for a brighter tomorrow. Sci-fi-oriented SWC 2022 includes virtual presentations and workshops focusing on equity, justice, writing, creativity, and publication. It features many notable speakers, including Nisi Shawl and Kim Stanley Robinson.

Main Event Schedule:

Thursday, February 10th, 2022 - Online (Zoom)

3:00 - 3:45: Student Readings

4:00-5:00: Marie Brennan: Historical Research Techniques to Create Believable Speculative Worlds

5:30-6:30: Keynote Address - Kirsten Casey: A Constellation of Words: Incorporating Science Fiction in Poetry

Friday, February 11th, 2022 - Online (Zoom)

2:30-3:45: Online Critique Workshops

2:30-3:45: Dr. Victoire Chochezi and Staajabu: Conjuring - Words as Instruments of Power

4:00-5:00: Ellen Szabo: Saving the World, One Word at A Time; WritingCli-Fi

5:30-6:30: Keynotes Address - Nisi Shawl: Building Inclusive Fictional Histories

Saturday, February 12th, 2022 - Online (Zoom)

10:30: Opening comments and discussion

11:00-12:20: Workshops

  • Christy Hubbard and Jonathan Collier: Writing for Social Change: Activating your Community With the Power of Storytelling
  • Catharine Bramkamp and Shirley Dickard: The Heroine and the Mentor

12:20-1:20: Lunch

1:30-2:50: Workshops

  • Andrea G. Stewart: Finding your Character’s Voice Through the World Around Them
  • Devi Laskar: How to Future Proof Your Story

3:00-4:00: Keynote Address - Kim Stanley Robinson: Writing a Good Anthropocene

Important Details

  • Ticket sales on Eventbrite end on February 8th at 11:30 pm.
  • Participants will receive an email prior to the conference with links to Zoom presentations.

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The Sierra College Press is one of the very few academic presses operated by a community college in the United States.

The Sierra College Press was formed in 2002 to publish Standing Guard: Telling our Stories as part of the Standing Guard Project’s examination of Japanese-American Internment during World War II.

Building upon that foundation, the Sierra College Press expanded its role and function to become a wide-ranging academic press and information outlet.

Today, we publish books and two eJournals, Snowy Range Reflections and the Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

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