Genre fiction, such as fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, or romance, is often marginalized in the world of CanLit
Date/Time: Mar 16 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmVancouver, Red Gate Revue Stage
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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.
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.
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.