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Pod: Root to Fruit: Producing Speculative Fiction By and About People of Color

With Tenea D. Johnson and Silk Jazmyne:

February 19, 2022 @ 1:50 pm 2:50 pm EST

Join authors Tenea D. Johnson and Silk Jazmyne for a conversation about people of color in speculative fiction: from the foundations that informed the work to the formulations pushing the genre to ever-new and exciting realms. Both as subject and creator, people of color are enriching the genre and expanding the boundaries of imagination: come hear how the history of spec fic wouldn’t be the same without them and who you should be reading to catch the newest wave. Both authors will also read from their fiction and welcome questions during a Q&A.

Tenea D. Johnson is a multimedia storyteller, musician, editor, arts & empowerment entrepreneur, and award-winning author of 7 speculative fiction works, including 2021’s releases, Frequencies, a Fiction Album, and Broken Fevers, of which Publisher’s Weekly wrote “the 14 hard-hitting, memorable short stories and prose vignettes in this powerhouse collection… are astounding in their originality.” For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

Silk Jazmyne was born in New York and grew up all over as a Navy brat. She received her B.S. in Communications at Florida International University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Tampa. Her work has appeared both online and in print at Black Girl Nerds, Midnight & Indigo, African Writer Magazine, and in Ekphrastic Exhibition in Tandem: Back | Forth. She’s an Account Coordinator at a boutique advertising agency by day and a speculative fiction author by night who loves the artistically strange. She currently lives and works in Florida. For more information about this author and to view book purchase information, visit the Authors page.

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