Tales from the Trunk

19
Jun

Episode 16: Megan E. O’Keefe - Conduit of Stone

On this episode, we're joined by Megan E. O'Keefe, author of Velocity Weapon and its forthcoming sequel, Chaos Vector. Megan reads the first chapter of her trunked novel, Conduit of Stone, which leads us into a lively conversation about our influences and Megan's thoughts on the parallels between writing and video game development.

A transcript of the episode, provided by D. H. Dunn, is available here.

Please join us again for our next Shelter in Place episode on July 3rd, and on July 17th, when our regular guest will be Merc Fenn Wolfmoor!

5
Jun

Pride in Place: What Queer Fiction Means to Us

I thought for a long time about delaying this episode or simply not releasing it at all, but for all the darkness in the world, we still need art. We need voices of hope. It is Pride month, where we celebrate who we are and how far we’ve come, and where we honor and remember those who came before us.

Stonewall was a riot against police brutality, started by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black, trans woman. We would not have Pride without queer, Black activists.

This Pride in Place episode was inspired in part by the folx at Buddies in Bad Times Theater in Toronto, a space dedicated to the promotion of queer theatrical expression.

 

The contributors who wished to be named for this episode are:

K. B. Wagers, Twitter @kbwagers, Insta @midwaybrawler 

Jill Seidenstein, Slow Bloom 

 

You can find your local community bail funds at bit.ly/localbailfund 

Consider raising up Black spec-fic writers by subscribing to FIYAH Literary Magazine (@fiyahlitmag)

 

Join us again on June 19th, when our guest will be Megan E. O'Keefe

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