Midwest BSFA co-founder Aiesha Little will participate in a panel called “The Importance of Nerd Lit,” which will explore the craft and cultural reach of these fantastic genres, during Miami University’s second Marianne D. McComb Biennial Conference on Creative Writing on March 3! She will share the stage with Ben Percy (author of the novels The Dark Net and Red Moon, and writer of DC Comics’ Teen Titans and Green Arrow), Tiffany Knoell (Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University) and Geoffrey Girard (author of the speculative dark fiction novels Mary Rose and Truthers). Visit http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/majors/creative-writing/mccomb-conference/ for more information.
We recently caught up with Jermaine Dickerson, illustrator, designer and former co-host of the BLKBOARD podcast, to talk about what he’s been up to since the success of his inaugural Hero Nation-Ypsilanti event last fall. Read More
CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF HOUSE HUFFLEPUFF: The second set of scarves Hogwarts house colors made by Midwest BSFA member Alexandra (in black and gold) are now available for purchase! We’re raising money for our Cowboy Bebop concert in September so get your scarf at the special fundraiser rate of $30 each! Donations from the concert will go to Melodic Connections, a local nonprofit that offer music therapy lessons to individuals with special needs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to buy one!