Speculative fiction writers Allmon, Cartwright, and McKitterick will each be reading from their novels-in-progress; March Saints, An Amah in Victoria Park, and volume one of The Galactic Adventures of Jack & Stella, respectively. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.
Allmon's short stories have appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and his work was included in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Five anthology. He is a graduate student in the English department at the University of Kansas, and also works for Technology Services at the university.
Cartwright's fiction has appeared in The Stinging Fly, Johnny America, and Pure Francis. His speculative poetry has been nominated for a Rhysling Award, and he was the third place winner of the 2012 Atty Awards, judged by Margaret Atwood. Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2013. Currently, he writes and teaches in Spokane, WA, where he is a member of the English faculty at Spokane Falls Community College. He is also the poetry editor for James Gunn's Ad Astra, published in Lawrence, KS.
McKitterick's short fiction has appeared widely in magazines such as Analog, and in anthologies such as Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, Westward Weird, and the forthcoming Mission Tomorrow: A New Century of Exploration. Chris's debut novel i>Transcendence, published in 2010 by Hadley Rille Books, is now in its second edition. McKitterick teaches in the English department at the University of Kansas, and is the director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.