Jo Walton and Su Sokol to speak at our March 10 meeting

Hotel Espresso, 1005 Guy Street, corner of René Lévesque, 13:00h

MonSFFA’s March 10 meeting will welcome two special guests on the topic of women in SF/F, Jo Walton and Su Sokol .

Some points to ponder:

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.