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2015 Author Guest: Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alpha is pleased to announce that author Alaya Dawn Johnson will teach at the 2015 workshop. Alaya Dawn Johnson is the author of six novels for adults and young adults. Her novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her most recent, Love Is the Drug, was released this… Read More »

Author Guests Talk Alpha!

In honor of our annual alumni fundraiser this week, we reached out to our wonderful past author and editor guests to get their thoughts on Alpha, why they decided to teach at our workshop, and why the workshop matters so much. Here’s what some of them had to say: I went to teach at Alpha… Read More »

2014 Author Guest: Rachel Swirsky

Alpha is pleased to announce that author Rachel Swirsky will teach at the 2014 workshop. Rachel Swirsky has published over fifty short stories and approximately twenty poems. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Clarkesworld Magazine, Tor.com, and the New Haven Review.   Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Sturgeon… Read More »

2013 Author Guest: Justine Larbalestier

Alpha is pleased to announce that author Justine Larbalestier will teach for two days at the 2013 workshop. Justine Larbalestier is the author of novels such as Team Human (co-authored with Sarah Rees Brennan), Liar, How to Ditch Your Fairy, and Magic or Madness, the winner of the 2006 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.… Read More »

2012 Author Guest: Catherynne M. Valente

Alpha is pleased to announce that Catherynne M. Valente will teach for two days at the 2012 workshop. Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a… Read More »