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Writing in Other Mediums: Playwrighting, Journalism and more

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


Our literary guests aren’t just fiction writers! Hear from award-winning playwrights, journalists and other media professionals as they tackle writing from many unique angles and answer your questions about writing for diverse markets. – Leanna Renee Hieber, Ashley Lauren Rogers, Diana Pho, Tee & Pip.


Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards and new revised editions are now available from Tor Books.Darker Still hit the American Bookseller’s Association “Indie Next List” and was a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title. The Eterna Files, her latest Gaslamp Fantasy saga, is now complete from Tor Books.

Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is a New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster. She is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels as well as Social Media for Writers. Her books have won an Airship Award, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, and the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk. In 2006 she became New Zealand’s first podcast novelist, and her podcasts have won both a Parsec Award and a Sir Julius Vogel award.

Thomas Earl “Tee” Morris first appeared on bookshelves with MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana in 2002 and has been writing ever since. His success with the MOREVI podcast, the first novel to be podcast from cover-to-cover, led to his co-authoring of Podcasting for Dummies. This byline was beginning of several social media titles including All a Twitter, Teach Yourself Twitter in 10 Minutes, and Social Media for Writers, the latter title co-authored with his wife, Pip Ballantine. Tee has also contributed articles and stories for numerous anthologies including Tales of a Tesla Ranger Farscape Forever!, The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy (Volume 1-3), and A Cosmic Christmas 2 You.

Diana Pho (aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker) is a scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk, and the oldest-existing blog on this topic. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues and fandom.


Ashley Lauren Rogers performed her one-person show PASS/FAIL at Dixon Place Lounge, MITF, the Trans Theatre Festival at The Brick, and The University of Wisconsin. Her show The Illustrated Xmas Sweater for Step1 Theatre Productions.  She was invited to the two week summer playwriting intensive at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC.  Ashley received the 2014 ACM Award for Comedy Video for the pilot of Marisa and Rocco through Dogtoon Media. Ashley has written for Cosmopolitan, The Mary Sue, SFWA, John Scalzi Blog. Ashley developed a workshop for writing for trans and non­binary narratives available on WritingTheOther.com. Ashley is the Producer/creator of the Is It Transphobic? Podcast and Ashley is currently working on an untitled  non-fiction manuscript for Three L Media


April 28, 2018
8:00 pm
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