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Saturday, October 29 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Politics, Not Polemics

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Political structure is part of a society. How can you incorporate it into your worldbuilding without becoming preachy, boring, shrill, or unrealistic?

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CW

Catherine Winters

Catherine Winters writes urban fantasy, women's fiction, and literary fiction. She is an undefeated four-time Chopped champion and the principal mezzo-soprano for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. When she's not writing or singing, she enjoys teaching French to cats. At least one of these things is actually true.

Participants
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Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors and publishers.
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Eytan Kollin

Born when Star Trek was new, Eytan Kollin had a typical American public school education—pretending to learn from people pretending to teach. He indulged in other seminal activities for a future sci-fi author: role-playing games, drugs, sex, movies, TV, sex, and lots of reading science fiction. In a humorous turn of events, he became a public school teacher. Then his brother said, "Hey story man, we should write a book together.&rdquo... Read More →
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Jane M. H. Bigelow

Jane M. H. Bigelow loves speculative fiction, archeology, history, travel, music, and gardening. She has published one novel, Talisman, several short stories, and articles involving all the above, although not all at once. Masques of Darkover, published in May 2017, included her fourth Darkover story, "Duvin's Grand Tour." She is currently writing a mystery with the working title of The Body Under the Bed. She lives in Denver with her husband... Read More →
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Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp is the award-winning author of the Universe Eventual series which includes Chimera, Helios, and Ceres. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including Clones: The Anthology and Exigencies from Dark House Press, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Pantheon Magazine, and many other fine publications. N.J. holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Western State Colorado University, and lives in Lakewood... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor