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Sierra Writers Conference 2022

February 10, 2022 - February 12, 2022

Free – $50

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Join the virtual Sierra Writers Conference from February 10th-12th.

The conference theme, Stories Matter: (Re) Imagining Past and Future, highlights the power of words to embody change.

In this moment of exceptional social and environmental transformation, the role of stories in shaping historical perspectives and what is possible in the future is more important than ever.

Engage with a powerful writing community working for a brighter tomorrow. Sci-fi-oriented SWC 2022 includes virtual presentations and workshops focusing on equity, justice, writing, creativity, and publication.

Key note speakers include Nisi Shawl, Kristen Casey, & Kim Stanley Robinson.

Main Event Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 10th, 2022 – Online (Zoom)
    • 3:00 – 3:45: Student Readings: Mike Osborn, Olivia Terhorst-Steele, and Astrid Parrish-Kome.
    • 4:00-5:00: Marie Brennan: Historical Research Techniques to Create Believable Speculative Worlds
    • 5:30-6:30: Keynote Address – Kirsten Casey: A Constellation of Words: Incorporating Science Fiction in Poetry
  • Friday, February 11th, 2022 – Online (Zoom)
    • 2:30-3:45: Online Critique Workshops
    • 2:30-3:45: Dr. Victoire Chochezi and Staajabu: Conjuring – Words as Instruments of Power
    • 4:00-5:00: Ellen Szabo: Saving the World, One Word at A Time; WritingCli-Fi
    • 5:30-6:30: Keynotes Address – Nisi Shawl: Building Inclusive Fictional Histories
  • Saturday, February 12th, 2022 – Online (Zoom)
    • 10:30: Opening comments and discussion
    • 11:00-12:20: Workshops
    • 12:20-1:20: Lunch
    • 1:30-2:50: Workshops
    • 3:00-4:00: Keynote Address – Kim Stanley Robinson: Writing a Good Anthropocene.

To Register: Register online here. Ticket sales close February 8th.

For more information please see the event website.


February 10, 2022
February 12, 2022
Free – $50


Sierra College
(916) 624-3333
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