Hailed by Publishers Weekly as, “A dark but ultimately hopeful sci-fi exploration of the threats faced by queer people of color [and] a love letter to immigrant culture and the power people have to save each other … a beautiful, satisfying story of redemption and families of choice,” Light From Uncommon Stars is out September. Its author, the inimitable Ryka Aoki, returns as our Sunday afternoon Special Guest Speaker to tell us all about how it came to be.
Also confirmed: We will, in fact, be returning to our longtime home in Irvine, now the Sonesta Irvine (formerly Wyndham) hotel. Aside from the usual minor tweaks, the weekend’s working schedule has been posted; optional advance submission readers are now open for selection; and most agents, editors and workshop leaders have been listed on the staff page. Our remaining two guest speakers will be announced soon.
Happy summer! Till next time…
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS