Sierra Writers Conference 2022

Keynote Speakers

Kim Stanley Robinson, Kirsten Casey & Nisi Shawl

February 10 – 12th – 100% ONLINE

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY | February 10th | Online (Zoom)

3:00-3:45 p.m. | Student Readings

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Marie Brennan
Historical Research Techniques to Create
Believable Speculative Worlds

5:30-6:30 p.m. | Keynote AddressKirsten Casey
A Constellation of Words: Poetry and Beyond


FRIDAY | February 11th | Online (Zoom)

2:30-3:45 p.m. | Online Critique Workshops

[$30 additional ticket purchase required. Groups are limited to five participants]

Memoir | Sands Hall
Poetry | Kirsten Casey
Memoir | Devi Laskar
Fiction | Kim Culbertson

2:30-3:45 p.m. | Dr. Victoire Chochezi and Staajabu
Conjuring – Words as Instruments of Power

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Ellen Szabo
Saving the World, One Word at a Time;
Writing Cli-Fi

5:30-6:30 p.m. | Keynote AddressNisi Shawl
Building Inclusive Fictional Histories


SATURDAY | February 12th | Online (Zoom)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Opening and device set-up time

Workshops

– choose one –

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Christy Hubbard and Jonathan Collier
Writing for Social Change: Activating Your Community
with the Power of Storytelling

11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Catharine Bramkamp and Shirley Dickard
The Heroine and the Mentor


LUNCH BREAK


– choose one –

1:30-2:50 p.m.| Andrea G. Stewart
Finding Your Character’s Voice
Through the World Around Them

1:30-2:50 p.m. | Devi Laskar
How to Future Proof Your Story

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Keynote AddressKim Stanley Robinson
Writing a Good Anthropocene

100% of the 2022 SWC will be online.