We’re hosting a write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! See the premise [TW/CW for death] and instructions on how to participate.Continue reading “Midwest BSFA Write-In Details for Nov. 17”
SAVE THE DATE: We’re hosting a futuristic write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! We’ll be writing around a doozy of a premise that our co-founder came up with so if you’re interested in participating email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to our Discord server!
We recently chatted with cosplayer/author TaLynn Kel about her geek journey, dealing with racism when it hits close to home, challenging allies and what she gets out of cosplaying. Continue reading “Interview with Cosplayer/Author TaLynn Kel”
During the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 31 on Twitter, we’re discussing Maurice Broaddus’ “At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia),” which was posted on the website of Mothership Zeta digtial magazine earlier this year. We talked to him about his background, his writing and what he would do if he wasn’t a writer. (Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub on Twitter to give your thoughts!) Continue reading “Interview with Author Maurice Broaddus”
On June 27, author Zig Zag Claybourne will join Midwest BSFA on Twitter for the bi-monthly #blackscibookclub discussion of his story, “Revolver.” We asked him about his background, his love of writing and his upcoming projects. Continue reading “Zig Zag Claybourne Joins Midwest BSFA for the Next #BlackSciFiBookClub on June 27”
A few months ago, a white author posted a comment in one of the Facebook groups I moderate seeking a beta reader for the steampunk story he was writing. Because his main character is Asian and he clearly is not, he was interested in finding a person of color to read the story. My response was “hire an Asian sensitivity reader.” Continue reading “Why You Need A Sensitivity Reader (aka Don’t Ask Me To Do Emotional Labor For Free)”
Midwest BSFA is hosting/co-hosting a series of workshops in preparation for a February art showcase on Afrofuturism. We’re pegging the showcase for Black History Month because as a society, we always talk about the past experiences of African-Americans during that month, but with this event, we’d like to focus on their futures. What Does the Future Look Like? will give kids, teens and young adults the chance to show us their interpretations of what the future looks like for black people. Continue reading “Upcoming What Does the Future Look Like? Events”
Yesterday, we featured Jermaine Dickerson of the BLKBOARD podcast so of course we have to also feature his co-host Mike Tré Randall! Continue reading “Interview with Mike Tré Randall of the BLKBOARD Podcast”