moderates panel at The Baltimore Book Festival!

Written by BSF Editorial

September 19, 2016

On the weekend of September 23-25 Baltimore will play host to the Baltimore Book Festival. As a part of the event,, The Baltimore Book Festival,  and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SWFA) will host a panel titled Black Sci-Fi: Our Voices, Our ImaginationThe panel will take place on September 24th at 4:00 pm.

A description of the event follows: “Participate in a discussion on the experience of being a Black SF writer/publisher. Our panel will discuss the creative process and what it means to project one’s creativity into the future, the challenges one faces as a minority in the industry and ways for getting our voices heard anyway, and we will also showcase the current projects shaping the future of Black Sci-Fi.”

The moderator of the event will be President/ Publisher Maurice Waters, and featured panelists include:

bsflogo_533x255-1-260x125Justina Ireland , Author, Promise of Shadows

Bill Campbell , Publisher, Rosarium Publishing

Shawn Alleyne, Artist and Writer , Pyroglyphic Studios

Kiini Ibura Salaam, Author, Ancient, Ancient

Leading up to the panel, will highlight the participants of what’s sure to be a great event.

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. She is the author of  Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows, both currently available from Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. Her essay “Me, Some Random Guy, and the Army of Darkness” appears in The V-Word, an anthology of personal essays by women about having sex for the first time, published by Beyond Words (S&S). And her forthcoming book Dread Nation will be available in 2018 from the HarperCollins imprint Balzer and Bray. You can find Justina on Twitter as @justinaireland or visit her website


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