Growing Room 2019: The Changing Landscape of Genre Writing and Publishing

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Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Genre fiction, such as fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, or romance, is often marginalized in the world of CanLit. Simultaneously, genre writing is widely loved by both adult and YA readers. It’s a world of its own with genre magazines, conventions, internet communities, and fandoms, along with recent developments such as increasing focus on diversity and a rise in self-publishing. Join these three writers as they share their experiences navigating the ever-evolving landscape of genre writing.

Event Type: Panel
Venue: Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Saturday, March 16, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



PANELISTS

Arley McNeney is the author of Post and The Time We All Went Marching and writes the Fraser Springs series with a co-author as Laine Ferndale.

Erin McQuiston is an English teacher and writer who currently explains science fiction, graphic novels, and feminism to high schoolers in Oklahoma City. She has a PhD in Literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and co-authors romance novels under the pen name Laine Ferndale.

Emily Pohl-Weary is the author of seven books, including Ghost Sick: A Poetry of Witness and young adult novel Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl. She teaches at UBC’s Creative Writing Program.

Yilin Wang is a writer and a member of the Room editorial collective. Her writing has appeared Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, Abyss & Apex, LooseLeaf, and Clarkesworld, as well as won literary awards.

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Mallory Tater‘s debut collection of poetry, This Will Be Good, was released with Book*hug press in 2018. Her debut novel, The Birth Yard, is forthcoming in 2020 with HarperCollins Canada.



The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at: https://festival.roommagazine.com/venues-and-accessibility/.

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books. To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit festival.roommagazine.com/sponsors.

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Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Canada

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