Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fantastic Fiction: Nancy Kress in March

After Molly Gloss' Sunday workshop Feb. 22 and reading Feb. 23, the Fantastic Fiction series brings Nancy Kress, the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Beggars in Spain (1993), to Seattle in March. Kress teaches a workshop, "Planning Your Novel," 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun., March 29 at Richard Hugo House and then reads and discusses her work, 7 p.m., Mon., March 30 at the house.

Kress is the award-winning author of 26 books (19 novels and more than 100 short stories). For 16 years she wrote for the “On Fiction” column in Writer’s Digest. M
ost recently, Kress received a Nebula for her novella, Fountains of Age, (Asimov's Jul 2007). Her short story collection Nano Comes to Clifford Falls made io9's top 11 books of 2008. Kress was also included in io9's article on Science Fiction Writers' Cruddiest (And Craziest) Day Jobs. Before becoming a full-time writer and writing teacher, Kress wrote training manuals for Xerox.

This spring, the Fantastic Fiction series continues at Hugo House with Sunday workshops and Monday evening readings
April 19 and 20 with Gregory Frost, author of the fantasy Shadowbridge (2008) and its sequel Lord Tophet (2008), and May 17 and 18 with Paul Park, whose most recent title is The Hidden World (2008), the fourth book in a fantasy series from Tor that began with A Princess of Roumania (2005).

Richard Hugo House and NW MediaArts co-sponsor Fantastic Fiction.

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