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Saturday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Realness of Fabulism

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Arguably the most literary of fantasy genres, fabulism comes with its own challenges and pitfalls. How do you craft a world where the magic is subtle and undefined, but still stands out as “magic”? Does it need to, or can the sense of wonder include never knowing the “realness” of that magic? How does an author balance between too much and too little in the way of rules of magic when writing fabulism?

Moderators
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Leah Bobet

Leah Bobet's most recent novel, An Inheritance of Ashes, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award, Sunburst Award, and Copper Cylinder Award. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple Year's Best anthologies, been transformed into choral work, and is taught in Canada, Australia, and the US... Read More →

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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Lee Harris

Senior Editor, Tor.com Publishing
Lee is the Senior Editor at Tor.com Publishing, and the former Senior Editor of Angry Robot Books. He also use to publish Hub (an electronic fiction eZine). A few years ago he was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long Form), which was a bit weird (but good weird) and last... Read More →
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Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer. She is the poetry editor of Augur Magazine and has had work published in FIYAH, The Temz Review, and elsewhere in print and online. She lives in Toronto.
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Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is a poet, speculative fiction writer and professor of British literature and creative writing at the University of Waterloo. Her poetry collection The Art of Dying is nominated for the 2019 Griffin Prize, and her poem “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” is nominated... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Salon E - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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