I’ll be at Readercon this year in Burlington, Massachusetts, on Saturday and Sunday (July 13 and 14).

Programming on Saturday:

  • 11:00 AM The Art of Critique. Jeanne Cavelos, Ellen Datlow, Matthew Kressel (leader), Ken Liu, Eugene Mirabelli, Betsy Mitchell. Criticism is a large part of a writer’s life. What are the elements of a good short story or novel critique? How does one go about critiquing another writer’s work? What are the most effective techniques? What types of things do we look for? Is there such a thing as destructive criticism or are all kinds of critique helpful? How does a writer learn what to listen to from a critique and what to ignore? We will explore these and other questions.

  • 1:00 PM Kaffeeklatsch. I’m scheduled against Maureen F. McHugh, which means I’ll probably be having coffee by myself.

Hope to see some of you there!