Events

Currently, events for SLF-SFBA are being hosted via Zoom videoconferencing. All events take place at 4pm PT. Please join us! Sign up for our Meetup here or follow our Facebook page here.

UPCOMING:

Sunday, 11/15/20 – Writing Sprints and Prompts with the SLF-SFBA Co-Chairs

Come write with us, NaNoWriMo Edition! The co-chairs of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the Speculative Literature Foundation will lead a writing sprint session with our members. Co-working for a couple of hours can be a great way to make positive progress on your manuscripts. Or work on any project you’d like! We want to generate some creativity together in the same Zoom space.

Sunday, 1/17/2020 – An Expert Talk on Science, Tech, and Research

We are honored to host Dr. Kishana Taylor for a talk on Virology 101 for Authors. The purpose of our expert talks is to conjure our members’ creativity by learning about an academic subject that’s of great interest to speculative fiction writers. It’s hard to think of a more relevant topic for today than virology!

Dr. Taylor is a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work focuses on the role of monocytes in the development of severe COVID-19. She is an alumnus of the Diaz-Munoz Lab at UC-Davis, where she focused on understanding patterns and frequencies of influenza reassortment.

PAST:

Sunday, 9/20/20 – How Do Speculative Fiction Writers Get Grants? A Panel.

Recording of this great panel for those who missed it! Our panelists were Mary Anne Mohanraj, Raina J. León, Nina Woodruff-Walker, and Setsu Uzumé. 

Join our panelists for a discussion on what sort of grants are available for speculative fiction writers, what goes into a grant application, and what tips the panelists have for making sure your application has the best chance possible at success.

Sunday, 8/16/20 – Writing Sprints and Prompts with the SLF-SFBA Co-Chairs

Come write with us! The co-chairs of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the Speculative Literature Foundation will lead a writing sprint session with our new members. For our first meeting, we want to focus on the core of speculative fiction – the act of creation itself!