Events

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017

    Sycorax's Daughters Author Signings

    Two Signings!

    Barnes & Noble, Howard University
    11am -1pm
    2225 Georgia Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20059

    Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
    2pm - 5pm
    2714 Georgia Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    www.sankofa.com

     

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    RT Booklovers Convention

    Atlanta, GA
  • Wed
    31
    May
    2017

    Library Journal's Day of Dialog

    New York City

    Sci Fi/Fantasy Panel
    11:15am - 12pm
    http://lj.libraryjournal.com/dayofdialog

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017

    Awesome Con

    Washington, DC

    6:00pm - 6:45pm

    Creating Powerful Females in Fantasy Worlds
    Superheroines to Wise Women: What goes into creating strong, compelling female characters in fantasy worlds? Speculative fiction authors discuss how to approach elements such as world-building, magic, special powers, and plot when crafting a multi-dimensional female character, and how to avoid the pitfalls of the "Mary Sue." Panel discussion.
    Panelists: Margaret J. Bates, Dawn Ibanez, L. Penelope, Rebecca Rivard, Irene Vartanoff
    http://awesome-con.com/

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    AuthorGo: Reader's Luncheon & Book Signing

    12pm - 4pmPhiladelphia, PA
  • Wed
    26
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017

    Romance Writers of America Conference

    Orlando, Florida

    Seeking Your Voice: Finding and Maintaining Your Writing Style throughout Multiple Series and Pen Names
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    3:15pm - 4:15pm
    https://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1691

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017

    10th National Conference of African American Librarians

    Atlanta, GA

    More info: http://bcala.org/

  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017

    Baltimore Book Festival

    Baltimore, MD - Inner Harbor

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    5pm - Writing Inclusively

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    12pm - An Afternoon at the Improv: Interactive Plotting

    2pm - The Craft of Writing

    4pm - Otherworldly Romance: Writing Paranormal and Fantasy

    http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017

    Capclave

    Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, MD

    Friday, 8pm: Romance and SF/F

    A significant number of science fiction and fantasy books are reviewed in publications such as Romance Times and nominated for awards in the romance genre. Were the genre line distinctions always artificial? What are romance readers' expectations with respect to the plot and its resolution?  HEA vs. the tragic romance.  Is romance handled better or worse in YA SF/F?  Are certain types of  romance plots (such as first love) more likely to show up in YA?

    Saturday, 5pm: Handling the Unavoidable Info-dump

    As you know, Bob, it's often considered more elegant to establish backstory or setting details gradually rather than in an info-dump. Sometimes, though, the demands of the rest of the novel leave little choice. What are some of the tricks to info-dump in a way that at least keeps the reader interested, and doesn't disrupt the other elements of the story? Are there ever points at which an info-dump is preferable over other methods of communicating setting detail?

    More info at http://www.capclave.org