Keith has published our March edition of Impulse, which you can download from HERE.
Important news concerning our guest speakers for the meeting on the 10th, and quite a few membership renewals are due.
CHECK FOR HIGHWAY & STREET CLOSURES!
The Turcot Sector will be the worst, of course. If you have to get through this disaster zone, be sure to consult www.turcot.gouv.qc.ca before you leave home.
This site will show the construction sites on the island: http://www.quebec511.info/fr/Carte/Default.aspx
It is expected that René-Lévesque will be heavily used as an alternate, so keep that in mind also.
Stay abreast of the closures by using Waze or Google Maps, which will be updated with the road closures. Assuming, of course, that they can keep up with Montreal’s deconstruction!
Jo Walton and Su Sokol to speak at our March 10 meeting
MonSFFA’s March 10 meeting will welcome two special guests on the topic of women in SF/F. Who are the Genre’s most notable women writers, and why don’t we hear about them quite as much as we hear about their male counterparts?
What obstacles have and do women writers face in a Genre long
dominated by men? Are female writers finally making their mark on SF/F, or have they already done so, and long been recognized for
their contributions? Do the characters, worlds, aliens, of speculative stories penned by women differ greatly, broadly speaking, from those of male authors?
What constitutes a “Feminist” SF/F story, and can only a female writer truly write one? What of female characters in SF/F?
Can men convincingly write female characters, and conversely, women male characters?
We’ll tackle these and other questions with our special guests, Hugo-, Nebula- and World Fantasy-award-winning author Jo Walton, and lawyer and social activist Su Sokol, a writer of
speculative and interstitial fiction.
Come meet Jo and Su at MonSFFA’s March 10 gathering.