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 join our Facebook group here.

UPCOMING:

Sunday, 4/18/2021 – 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 led a writing sprint session with our members. Signup for the Meetup here or the Facebook here to gain entry.

PAST:

Sunday, 3/21/2021 –  What Publishing Professionals Wish First-Time Authors Knew

This was a fantastic panel of local publishing professionals eager to share their knowledge about the publication process and tips and stories that’ll help authors know what to expect before their first book is published. Our panelists came from many corners of the industry to provide multiple perspectives on different aspects of publishing. They included a book publisher, multiple award-winning editors and writers, a children’s book author, a reviewer, a bookstore manager, and a bookseller – and those are only 4 people! The panelists were Jacob Weisman, Angela Dalton, Arley Sorg, and Ann Seaton. Here is a recording:

Sunday, 2/21/2021 – 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 led a writing sprint session with our members.

 

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

We were honored to host Dr. Kishana Taylor for a talk on Virology 101 for Authors. Here is a video of her fantastic talk!

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.

 

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, 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 led a writing sprint session with our new members. For our first meeting, we wanted to focus on the core of speculative fiction – the act of creation itself!