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Saturday, September 2 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Young Adult Science Fiction Literature for Girls

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While science fiction has always appealed to young readers, some of today's pre-teen and teen fiction is making a real effort to reach a female audience by featuring strong female protagonists or tapping into other genres that are popular with girls. Come talk about "gateway" science fiction for young readers, especially girls! (And don't forget to bring along your recommendations so you can join the conversation.)

Moderators
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Santha Walters

Classroom Teacher, Bellevue Public Schools
Santha Walters is an 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher and the Building Technology Coordinator for Logan Fontenelle Middle School. Her school is located within a technology-based district, and thus she has advocated for and helped implement STEM education into the standard curriculum. As a matter of a fact, she will be conducting a workshop on the subject at this... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Holden

Rebecca J. Holden is a fan and scholar of feminist science fiction. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been teaching in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2008.  She has published essays and reviews on various science fiction writers and books... Read More →
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Erica Massey

Erica Massey is a PhD student and graduate instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in comics and fandom studies, as well as disability and minority literature. A two-time speaker at Dragon Con’s Comics and Popular Arts Conference, she was the 2014 recipient of the Alfred Leja English award and is a contributor of the... Read More →
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Aisha Matthews

Escape Velocity Literary Track Programming Coordinator & JOSF Assistant Managing Editor, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more classical sub-genres), and wrote her thesis on Scott... Read More →
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June Pulliam

At the tender age of eight, June Pulliam was permitted to stay up by herself and watch George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. She was so traumatized by the experience, that she now teaches courses on horror fiction and film at Louisiana State University, where she also teaches classes about Young Adult fiction and gender studies. Pulliam is the author... Read More →


Saturday September 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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