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Saturday, October 19 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Writing and Resistance

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We’re inundated today with political news and commentary, and many creators today seem to feed that directly into their work, from the subtle messaging about race and politics in Brooklyn Nine-Nine or the direct, oppositional commentary in The Good Fight. How important are creators as political or social commentators – should we even be part of it? Does a work need to balance overt commentary with being entertaining and engaging, or can it just be the former? And is creative work becoming too infused with political commentary?

Moderators
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Millie Ho

Millie Ho’s work is forthcoming from Lightspeed and Nightmare Magazine, and appears in Fireside Magazine, Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and others. She was nominated for a Rhysling Award and is a graduate of Clarion West. Find her at millieho.net and Twitter @Millie_Ho.

Panelists
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders’ latest novel is The City in the Middle of the Night. She’s also the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and Choir Boy, which won a Lambda Literary Award. Plus a novella called Rock Manning Goes For Broke and... Read More →
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Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie is a Canadian author of sci-fi/fantasy, horror, and thriller fiction. His most recent novel, OUR WAR, was published by Orbit in August 2019.
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Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, the Seven Kennings trilogy, and co-author of the Tales of Pell. He lives near Ottawa with his family, paints miniatures, plays with dogs, and attempts to take pictures of birds.
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Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Author & Disability Activist
Four time Hugo Finalist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a deafblind author and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Fireside, Uncanny, CNN, tor.com and numerous other venues.


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon E - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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