July was a month of revisions, book review column and cover copy. But: revisions for Cast in Wisdom are done, and I am once again rereading all of the words for the unfinished books that I didn’t touch while revising (revision being an entirely separate part of my brain than creating). There was a lot of cursing #pastme.
I am going to the Worldcon in Dublin this year, which is just over two weeks away. So I’m desperately trying to get as many words as possible before then.
Below is my current schedule — I think locations are subject to change, but not times.
Kaffeeklatsch: Michelle Sagara
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 17:00 — 17:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)
Stroll with the stars: Friday
16 Aug 2019, Friday 09:00 — 09:50, Ground Floor Foyer (CCD)
Zen Cho, David D. Levine, Michelle Sagara, Kate Heartfield , BE Allatt, Paul Cornell
Writing past our literary blind spots
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 — 10:50, Wicklow Room‑1 (CCD)
A writer’s subconscious, experiences, and social influences can conspire to cause trouble during the creation process. It’s possible to catch some issues such as lifeless tropes, cultural faux pas, and stereotypes, but it’s impossible to catch them all. Our panellists share tips on how to see through our literary blind spots – as well as how to thoughtfully point them out in the work of others during the editing and critique process.
R.W.W. Greene (M), Tanya DePass (I Need Diverse Games), Michelle Sagara, Shaoyan Hu, John R. Douglas
Getting published and staying published
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 13:00 — 13:50, ECOCEM Room (CCD)
You have a two-book deal with a mainstream publisher. Huzzah! But, after those two books, what happens next – not just immediately, but across years? Panellists share their experiences and expectations, offering advice and notes on what they wish they had known.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor Books), George Sandison (Titan Books), E. C. Ambrose (M), Michelle Sagara, Rachel Winterbottom (Gollancz)
Reading: Michelle Sagara
19 Aug 2019, Monday 10:00 — 10:50, Liffey Room‑3 (Readings) (CCD)
Autographs: Monday at 13:00
19 Aug 2019, Monday 13:00 — 13:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Daniel Kelly, Ellen Kushner, Neil Williamson, Michelle Sagara, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Angus Watson