Charlie Jane Anders, P. Djeli Clark & Fonda Lee with DongWon Song

Monday, July 26, 6pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Alpha Workshop, Left Bank Books, & A Room of One's Own welcomes acclaimed & award winning science fiction authors
Charlie Jane Anders,
P. Djèlí Clark,
& Fonda Lee
who will discuss the craft of writing and their newest books 
on our Facebook Live Page at 6pm CT on July 26th.
Anders, Clark, & Lee will be in conversation with literary agent
DongWon Song.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

This event is open to the public to join for a fantastic conversation with multiple award winning authors Charlie Jane Anders, P. Djèlí Clark, and Fonda Lee in conversation with literary agent DongWon Song! This is an incredible combination of authors with dozens of books and accolades from all over the world. Join us for this masterful panel!


About the Alpha Workshop - The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers

We’re looking for enthusiastic, talented young writers who have a strong interest in science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror. Students from anywhere in the world are welcome. In the past, students have attended Alpha from Canada, the United Kingdom, all over the United States, and even as far away as China, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand.

Learn about writing and publishing. Meet other teens who share your interests. Talk about short stories, novels, and films. Have your application story critiqued. Brainstorm new ideas, write a first draft, receive feedback, and rewrite. Attend readings by the authors. Give your own public reading. Learn about submitting for publication, and send off your story at our submission party.

The workshop is small, with a maximum of 20 participants. Admission is based solely on the strength of the application story.


About our Speakers

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in the young-adult Unstoppable trilogy, along with the short story collection Even Greater Mistakes. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostSlateMcSweeney'sMother Jones, the Boston ReviewTor.comTin HouseConjunctionsWired Magazine, and other places. Her TED Talk, Go Ahead, Dream About the Future got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.

Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. Djèlí Clark spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the award winning and Hugo and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas The Black God's Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His writings have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Apex, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots, Hidden Youth and Clockwork Cairo. His short story "The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Negro Teeth of Washington" ( Fireside Fiction) has earned him both a Nebula and Locus award. He is also a founding member of FIYAH Literary Magazine and an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons.

Fonda Lee is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Jade City and the award-winning YA science fiction novels ZeroboxerExo, and Cross Fire. Born and raised in Canada, Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and an action movie aficionado who now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. They were formerly an editor at Orbit, a product manager for an ebook startup, and has taught at institutions including Portland State University and New York University.


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
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