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09 September 2009

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails


If you’ve ever wanted an intense writing workshop experience, it’s time to start scrimping and scraping together your pennies for next summer. The 2010 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop has a fantastic line-up of instructors for next summer: Delia Sherman (wife and collaborator of Ellen Kushner), George R.R. Martin, Dale Bailey (horror writer), Samuel “Chip” Delaney, and, for the team-taught final two weeks, fantasy writer Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer.

For more information on the 2010 Clarion workshop, see http://clarion.ucsd.edu/, and for more information on the instructors, visit http://clarion.ucsd.edu/faculty.html.

I expect that one day, looking back, going to Clarion will be one of the most important events of my life and of my career. I wish every one of my friends and blog readers could experience it.

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Next Wednesday, I’ll have my second annual birthday contest. Stop by and post, and you may win your choice of a book by anyone I’ve interviewed here or my 5 October release, Like Mayflies in a Stream.

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I’ve opened a Café Press store with Like Mayflies in a Stream teeshirts, sweatshirts, mugs, notebooks, and other paraphernalia. Please stop by and check it out.

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Need to fill space at your blog? I’m available for interviews and guest posts. If you’d like to do a book review, please contact me with your mailing address at ShaunaRoberts [at] ShaunaRoberts [dot] com or leave me a note below if I have your address, and I will send you out an ARC of Like Mayflies in a Stream.

Book clubs who read Like Mayflies in a Stream after it comes out, I’m happy to attend your discussion by phone. If you’re in Southern California, I’ll try to come in person.

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Please don't forget to get your flu shot soon. There needs to be a few weeks separation between getting the seasonal flu shot and getting the H1N1 (swine flu) shot, so even though it's early September, this year it's the right time to get a flu shot.

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Okay, so I lied about the puppy dog tails.

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Looking forward big time to Mayflies. I tell you I'd love to meet Delany. I talked to him once on the phone. That was cool!

Shauna Roberts said...

CHARLES, I'd love to meet Delany. I'm reading his nonfiction litcrit book The Jewel-Hinged Jaw (what a great title) right now and am impressed with his intellect. I had planned to visit the Clarionites next year just as local Clarionites had visited us, and I'll for sure try to schedule it during Delany's week.

How did you manage to get to talk to him on the phone?

Steve Malley said...

Swine flu hit us pretty hard here in NZ this winter-- be ready as things get colder for y'all!

Shauna Roberts said...

STEVE, we're luckier than NZ re: the swine flu. By the time it hits here, a vaccine should be ready. I still expect it to be hit hard among people who don't have access to health care.