The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference is one of our favorite events of the year! Our team is headed to Portland March 27-30 for the conference Bookfair, and we’re excited to share some of our authors’ onsite panels and offsite events.
Author Signing Times
Thursday, 3/28 at 4:30-5 Charlie J. Eskew signing Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark
Friday, 3/29 at 1:30-2:30 Andrew Katz signing The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline and Halfway House for Orphaned Girls
Saturday, 3/30 at 12-1 Anca Szilágyi signing Daughters of the Air
Saturday, 3/30 at 1:30-2:30 Carmen Maria Machado signing Carmilla
Our Authors in Portland
Charlie J. Eskew
Charlie J. Eskew is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. He is a professional comic book shop lurker and tenured Black dude in America. Please satisfy your unnatural obsession with him via Twitter @CJEskew or his website, www.askeweskew.com.
Thursday, 4:30-5: Signing at Lanternfish Press booth
Friday, 3-4:15: Monsters, Marvels, & Melanin: A Discussion of Black Speculative Fiction panel in room F149
Saturday, 1:30-3:30: The Sixth Annual Rock and Roll Reading at Mississippi Studios (RSVP on Facebook)
Anca L. Szilágyi
Anca L. Szilágyi grew up in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Gastronomica, and Fairy Tale Review, among other publications. She is the recipient of the inaugural Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, a Made at Hugo House fellowship, and awards from the Vermont Studio Center, 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and the Jack Straw Cultural Center. The Stranger hailed Anca as one of the "fresh new faces in Seattle fiction." She lives in Seattle with her husband.
Thursday, 6:30-9: The Second Annual Strange Theater, A Fabulist Reading at Lucky Labrador Brewing Company (RSVP on Facebook)
Saturday, 12-1: Signing at Lanternfish Press booth
Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the World Fantasy Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century."
Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Granta, Tin House, VQR, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.
Saturday, 1:30-2:30: Signing at the Lanternfish Press booth
Andrew Katz, when not reading and writing fiction, enjoys puppers and doggos, black coffee, hiking, and writing bios that read like poorly made dating profiles. He is also the proud owner of several paintings that he painted himself and now hides from the world because they’re bad. He lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Friday, 1:30-2:30: Signing at the Lanternfish Press booth