Category Archives: Writing

Eleven years ago, I attended the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in Seattle.  Six weeks, seventeen writers, six instructors.  It’s been said we’re the only Clarion West class who have had the most profressional publications.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

Clarion West, e-pub, Octavia Butler, published, publishing, short story, workshops, Writing

My short story, “The Muralist”, is up on Expanded Horizons.  I wanted to practice “voice” when I first started writing this story–the word choice, the pacing, the tone, rhythm of the story.  It’s a ghost story told in the point … Continue reading

published, short story, Writing

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn curated this exhibit at the Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery– “Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora.” Yep. Amazing. So Laylah asked me to be a part of the show. After hearing who else she … Continue reading

art, Edwidge Danticat, exhibition, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, photography, Tananarive Due, women writers, Writing

Yes, I write speculative fiction. Some of it is feminist and some of it is not. I explain why (among other things) in my guest blog post on The Rejectionist. Needless to say, I was beside myself when The Rejectionist … Continue reading

sci-fi/fantasy, Writing

I am the winner of the Gulliver Travel & Research Grant awarded annually by the Speculative Literature Foundation! What does this mean? (My favorite question in the whole wide world.) I created something and it was good enough. That’s all … Continue reading

Dominican Republic, Haiti, sci-fi/fantasy, Writing