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Saturday, May 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Managing a creative career with mental illness

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For all the stressed importance of self care for writers there is relatively little conversation about building a long-term writing career while managing a mental health concern like anxiety disorder or depression. When 'do yoga' and 'get exercise' are not enough, what ways can writers build a satisfying career while caring for neuroatypical needs? What long term structures and support are helpful? 

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A. J. Hackwith

Author
A. J. Hackwith is (almost) certainly not an ink witch in a hoodie. She’s a queer writer of fantasy and science fiction living in Seattle. THE LIBRARY OF THE UNWRITTEN, the first in her fantasy trilogy, is coming October 1 2019 with Ace. She also writes sci-fi romance as Ada Harper... Read More →

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Tyler Hayes

Author
Tyler is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Northern California, and a Social Justice Bard specializing in the College of Comfort. He writes stories he hopes will show people that not only are they not alone in this terrifying world, but we might just make things better. Tyler’s... Read More →
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Marianne Kirby

Writer/editor
Shoes, body politics, 90s goth music, that show you think I should watch, snacks, fan fic
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R.R. Virdi

R.R. Virdi is a two-time finalist for the Dragon Award (best fantasy - paranormal) alongside Jim Butcher, and N.K. Jemisin. He's published eight novels, four short stories in The Longest Night Watch, a charity anthology benefiting Alzheimer's research, and one for Stardust, Always... Read More →
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C. L. Polk

C.L. Polk is in a love triangle with fantasy and romance. After short story sales and contributing to the web serial Shadow Unit, she’s written fantasy and contemporary romance novels. She lives in southern Alberta and spends too much time on twitter.Her debut novel, Witchmark... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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