May 22nd, 2007

angel/witch

Wiscon Ahoy

Ok, dress arrived, fits, and is fabulous, or will be when grailquestion gets home to haul on the corset stays a bit, Ixora necklace is on the way, book cards will be done tomorrow, as will laundry, book-packing, flyer-printing, and award-acceptance-words-of-thanks written. That means it's time for Wiscon! *cue Kermit yaaaaay!*

And here is my schedule. In addition to this I will be reading at A Room of One's Own sometime after 6 on Thursday, running a novel-writing workshop on Friday morning, and will be in attendance at the Interfictions party on Sunday, as well as the Tiptree ceremony before that, obviously. Please do try to come to some of them if you can--especially the reading! I know it's early, but it'll be fun! We'll bring chocolate!

I also still have some meals open for getting together--my cell is:
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give me a call and we'll meet up!

How To Read Aloud (Solo Presentation)

Saturday, 8:30 am. Reading from your work is a vital part of an author's life, especially in the early stages of their careers. Come and learn how to give an affecting and dramatic reading, with pointers on character, voice, and basic techniques. Each participant should bring a short piece to read aloud and workshop the reading.


The Transformative Power of Baba Yaga and the Armless Maiden (Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F)
Sunday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Russian folklore and Slavic mythology are replete with stories of Baba Yaga, the wild hag of magic. Remarkably, the Armless Maiden is featured in womens' seminal initiation tales around the world, whether told by Japanese farm women or Xhosa storytellers in South Africa. Discover and rediscover the transformative power of these folktales at all stages of life.
Terri Windling, Catherynne M. Valente, M: Midori M. Snyder, Gregory Frost

Words Like Icebergs (Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F)
Sunday, 10:00-11:15 p.m. Sunday, 10:00-11:15 p.m. Sunday, 10:00-11:15 p.m.
Our language is formed by the place we were born: the names for the hills, the rivers, the trees. Our writing is about our history; the etymology of place and personal names. Words are like glaciers -- most of the meaning is hidden, but with great mass. Growing up speaking Creole, Yorkshire, a Down East dialect -- it changes what we write. Let's talk about what we've written and how it was shaped. Let's guess where Famous Feminist Fiction of the past came from, and why.
Catherynne M. Valente, Lawrence Schimel, M: Nicolle Minnerly, Natasha Minnerly, Nicola Griffith

INTERFICTIONS ANTHOLOGY READING (Readings)

Monday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Conference Room 2

Catherynne M. Valente, Tom La Farge, Shelley Jackson, K Tempest Bradford

But The Master Has A Black & Decker Cordless Drill (Feminism, Sex, and Gender)

Monday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
How can we question literary standards that support the patriarchy/establishment/Man without ending up suppressing critical judgment, and while maintaining a common critical language?
Catherynne M. Valente, Micole Iris Sudberg, M: Jesse Kaysen, Jennifer Dunne

The SignOut (Events)
Monday, 11:30am-12:45pm in Wis/Cap
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