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Friday, May 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Triumphs and Tribulations of Underrepresented Voices in Horror

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Over the past decade, the strive for diversity in speculative and horror fiction has gained traction. No longer content with old-guard monoculture, audience and creators have indicated their propensity for minority voices in literature and readiness to become part of the cultural landscape. This has been met with backlash from certain sources resistant to change in the genre they love. The #MeToo movement has also given agency to voices previously underrepresented. This panel will examine what drew us to writing as a way of confronting oppression, the obstacles we face as content creators, audience expectations, and how we might succeed moving forward and encourage others to do the same.

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Leza Cantoral

Publisher, CLASH Books
I am the publisher of CLASH Books & also an author. I'm into poetry, witchcraft & weird fiction. I'm the editor of Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath & author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest.

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Larissa Glasser

Larissa Glasser is a librarian-archivist from New England. She writes dark fiction centered on the lives of trans women, library science, and heavy metal. Her work is available in Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Themed Speculative Fiction (Lethe Press) and Tragedy Queens... Read More →
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Violet Castro

Author of Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keeper

Friday May 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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