Join us for a special Afrofuture Friday (A Mo*Con sponsored Saturday edition) where we get to talk to two exceptional creators: Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford. We’ll be discussing their work as Afrofuturists and their Writing the Other workshop.

Date: Saturday, November 14th Time: 4:00pm


Nisi Shawl, winner of the 2019 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, wrote the 2016 Nebula Award finalist Everfair (Tor) and the 2008 Tiptree Award-winning collection Filter House (Aqueduct). Their stories also comprise the contents of PM Press’s 2019 Talk like a Man and Dark Moon’s 2018 Primer to Nisi Shawl, and they have edited and co-edited numerous anthologies such as New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. In 2005 they co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. Shawl helped found the Carl Brandon Society, and serves on the board of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. They live in Seattle and take frequent walks with their cat.

K. Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media critic, reviewer, and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines including Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Sunspot Jungle, In the Shadow of the Towers, and many more. She’s the host of ORIGINality, a podcast about the roots of creative genius, and contributes to several more. Her media criticism and reviews can be found on NPR, io9, and in books about Time Lords. When not writing, she teaches classes on writing inclusive fiction through LitReactor and Writing the Visit her website at


Carl Brandon Society

Take a Tour Through the History of Black Science Fiction

A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction

Must Read List Of Speculative Fiction By Writers Of Color

Writing the Other classes

Who Gave You the Right to Tell That Story? Ten authors on the most divisive question in fiction, and the times they wrote outside their own identities.

How Not to Be All About What It’s Not All About: Further Thoughts on Writing About Someone Else’s Culture and Experience

How to Unlearn Everything When it comes to writing the “other,” what questions are we not asking?

Chesya Burke’s story “Say, She Toy”

Tempest Bradford’s “Androids and Allegory

Nana Nkweti – Walking on Cowrie Shells

The Fourth and Most Important by Nisi Shawl

Zin E. Rocklyn works

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