Nalo Hopkinson, writing mentor for hire

Award-winning sf writer and teacher Nalo Hopkinson has an interesting new authorial business-model: she's offering $2,000 intensive, one-on-one mentorships to budding writers, via email. She's got some health problems so she's only taking on a few students, and will work personally with them to improve their work and their skills. — Read the rest

SF writers Nalo Hopkinson & Michael Kurland read at SF in SF event this Saturday!

Rina sez,

SF in SF & Tachyon Publications present

Nalo Hopkinson & Michael Kurland

Saturday, September 12

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00 PM

Authors read at 7PM; followed by
Q & A moderated by Terry Bisson, and schmoozing and booksigning will be in the lounge afterwards

$5 suggested donation goes straight to Variety Childrens' Charity – drop it in the donation box, or buy a beer!

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Grace Jones to headline OUTLOUD Pride Music festival

WEHO Times and Rolling Stone recently announced that Grace Jones would headline the Saturday lineup for the OUTLOUD WeHo (West Hollywood) Pride Music festival on June 2 and 4, 2023.

"Outloud is a show created for queer people in queer communities. It was born out of a need to support a struggling community of queer artists," Outloud founder and CEO Jeff Consoletti tells Rolling Stone. — Read the rest

The BBC on Afrofuturism

The BBC has published a long and welcome feature on Afrofuturism, the term coined by former Boing Boing guestblogger Mark Dery to describe (in the words of Steve Barnes) "science fiction, fantasy and horror created by or featuring the children of the African diaspora (people of African origin living outside of the continent)."

Romance writers sought for library residency at my former Toronto workplace

I was a teenaged page at the North York Central Library in suburban Toronto, working in the Business and Urban Affairs section, shelving books, taping together newspapers while we waited for their microfilm versions to arrive, and fiddling around with the newly installed (and poorly documented) computerised catalogue/lending system — I worked there with many other would-be writers, like Nalo Hopkinson, who was a public service clerk a few floors down.

Charitable Giving Guide

Here's a guide to the charities the Boingers support in our own annual giving. As always, please add the causes and charities you give to in the forums!