Join Connie Willis and Nisi Shawl for a two-day intensive writing workshop held in Seattle this June. Early registration is open! Further details, including session topics, will be announced later.
DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, TICKET SALES FOR THE LOCUS WRITERS WORKSHOP WITH NISI SHAWL AND CONNIE WILLIS ARE SUSPENDED FOR THE TIME BEING. CHECK BACK LATER FOR UPDATES, AND STAY HEALTHY!
The workshops will bookend the Locus Awards weekend.
Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Connie Willis is the critically acclaimed author of Doomsday Book, Passage, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Bellwether. Willis has been awarded eleven Hugo Awards, eleven Locus Awards and six Nebula Awards. Her stories have an epic feel to them and range from laugh out loud funny to deadly serious. Her keen observations illuminate the humor, love, and redemption found in both the comic and the tragic. Celebrated as a humorist with spot-on comic timing, she also uses her fiction to examine larger questions: the nature of God, the persistence of suffering and loss, and the role of love and redemption. Willis most recently won a Hugo Award for her books Blackout and All Clear (August 2011). She was inducted to the Science Fiction Museum and Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award in 2011. http://www.sftv.org/cw/
Nisi Shawl is an African American writer, editor, and journalist. They are best known for co-authoring Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, which is the go-to guide to representing difference in fiction and the starting point for their many internationally acclaimed classes on the topic. Their debut novel, Everfair, was a Nebula finalist; their debut story collection, Filter House, is a co-winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. Shawl’s most recent publication is Talk Like a Man, part of Terry Bisson’s “Outspoken Authors” series. Shawl edited New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. They co-edited Stories for Chip, a tribute to Samuel R. Delany; and Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler. They currently edit reviews for literary quarterly The Cascadia Subduction Zone, and have contributed to Ms. Magazine, The Washington Post, Tor.com, and other venues. Shawl has taught in the Seattle area at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington and at Hugo House in Seattle proper. They have also appeared as a guest lecturer at educational institutions further afield, including Duke University and Spelman College. They live near a large lake full of enticingly dangerous currents. http://www.nisishawl.com/
Locus Writers Workshops
Locus Magazine has been co-running a writing workshop in Seattle around the Locus Awards Weekend for the past few years and also runs classes in the Bay Area. Past instructors include Charlie Jane Anders, Christopher Barzak, Gail Carriger, Andy Duncan, Daryl Gregory, Stephen Graham Jones, Nancy Kress, Yoon Ha Lee, Annalee Newitz, Paul Park, Kim Stanley Robinson, Carrie Vaughn, and Connie Willis.
Thinking of attending? Please do. We support diversity! We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, size, nationality, religion, culture, education level, and self-identification.
HEALTH ADVISORY/EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
We are keeping a close eye on the virus situation and will offer membership refunds or deferrals if the event is cancelled less the 3% processing fee we pay to our merchant service. At this time we do not anticipate cancellation.
For more information about the Locus Awards events, ticketed separately, visit the Locus Awards Weekend site. Exact workshop location and other details will be emailed after registration. Location is in Seattle, WA, near the Locus Awards. Additional questions? Please e-mail Locus.