The David G. Hartwell '63 Science Fiction Symposium

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 1:10pm to 2:35pm

Griffin Hall, 6 844 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

The David G. Hartwell '63 Science Fiction Symposium

Please join us on October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for a Science Fiction Symposium that will include readings, panels, and lectures by leading writers and thinkers from across the United States.  Participants will include Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Kolbert, David Hartwell, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kit Reed, Terry Bisson, Paul Park and John Crowley. 

Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in Griffin 3: Readings by Samuel R. Delany, Kit Reed, Terry Bisson, and Paul Park.

Wednesday Oct. 23, at 1:10 p.m. in Griffin 6: Samuel R. Delany and critical theory faculty members from Williams will lead a directed discussion of a series of Delany’s stories, including “The Tale of Gorgik,” “The Tale of Old Venn,” (both from Tales of Nevèrÿon) and “The Game of Time and Pain” (from Return to Nevèrÿon).

Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paresky Center: A Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Science Fiction, featuring Elizabeth Kolbert, Terry Bisson, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Paolo Bacigalupi. The panel will be moderated by David Hartwell.

Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in Griffin 3: Readings by John Crowley, Kelly Link, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Paolo Bacigalupi.

Sponsored by the English Department, The Margaret Bundy Scott Fund, Comparitive Literature, The Lecture Committee, American Studies, Environmental Studies, Africana Studies, The Theatre Department, and the Oakley Center.  All events are free and open to the public.  For more information please see the website below. 

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