Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tiptree Symposium, Dec 4-5

Most of you have probably already heard that the University of Oregon Libraries will be hosting a symposium later this week to honor Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree Jr. on the centennial of her birth.
The symposium will kick off with a keynote talk by Julie Phillips, author of the biography: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice Sheldon (St. Martins, 2006), and will also feature a panel discussion with other writers who carried on lively and engaging correspondence with Tiptree, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas and David Gerrold. I'll be participating myself, as a panelist on feminist sf publishing with co-panelists Jacob Weisman of Tachyon Publications and Gordon Van Gelder.

The symposium will take place in the Lillis Auditorium, Room 182. Admission is free, however please RSVP here. An exhibit based on the Tiptree Papers will be in Knight Library, first floor, and in Special Collections and University Archives.

Aqueduct Press will be there, as well as numerous Aqueduct authors. We'll be set up in the lobby alongside the University of Oregon Bookstore. We'll be bringing books we've published by attending authors as well as all our Tiptree Award-honored books. Kath made up a list of them (in reverse chronological order), to make sure we didn't miss any, and it's damned impressive, if I do say so myself:

Tiptree Award Winners:

Ancient, Ancient, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Co-Winner, 2012
Redwood and Wildfire, Andrea Hairston, Winner, 2011
Filter House, Nisi Shawl, Co-Winner, 2008

The Marq’ssan Cycle, L. Timmel Duchamp, Awarded Special Honor by 2009 Tiptree Jury
 Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, Special Mention, 2005

Honor List: 
Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett, 2014
Big Mama Stories, Eleanor Arnason, 2013
The Receptionist and Other Tales, Lesley Wheeler, 2012
"The Nones of Quintilis," in Never at Home, L. Timmel Duchamp, 2011
The Universe of Things, Gwyneth Jones, 2011
The Secret Feminist Cabal:  A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms, Helen Merrick, 2010
Distances, Vandana Singh, 2009
Dangerous Space, Kelley Eskridge, 2007
Mindscape, Andrea Hairston, 2006
Life, by Gwyneth Jones, 2004  (short list)
Love’s Body, Dancing in Time, L. Timmel Duchamp, 2004 (short list)

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