Tag Archives: diversity

Archipelacon SF/F Reading Lists

During Archipelacon, several diverse SF/F titles were discussed at both the Diversity in YA and QUILTBAG in SF/F panel. Below is a list of books from Cheryl Morgan, Dirk Weger, and me. Please note, some of these books we have read and … Continue reading

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Summer Cons and All the Awesome!

This summer I had the privilege of attending two amazing science fiction and fantasy conventions, not only as a fan, but as a panelist. The first was FinnCon held in June in my university town of Jyväskylä. The second was … Continue reading

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We Need Diverse Books Because…

A major campaign for diversity in literature is happening right now! You can join the discussion by using the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr etc. It’s a great initiative drawing attention to the lack of diversity across many genres … Continue reading

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April is LGBT+ Month!

Introducing… LGBT Month! Throughout the month of April, Laura and Cayce have decided to celebrate the LGBT+ community through their love of books. This event has no real rules. All you have to do is read and share LGBT+ books. … Continue reading

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Author Event at Sello Library

It’s my first official library event and it’s happening tomorrow at Sello Library in Espoo. Not sure how many of you will be able to attend considering Espoo is the neighbouring city of the Finnish capital Helsinki, but if anyone … Continue reading

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The YA Revolution – I Volunteer!

Where did Friday go? It’s almost midnight here as I sip my glass of pinot noir staring appreciatively at the total word count of my WIP, which is almost 4, 000 words greater than it was this time last night … Continue reading

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Guest Talk on YA

For those of you in the Helsinki area, I will be giving a talk on Tuesday October 8th at Arkadia International Bookshop about Diversity in YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is a topic very close to my heart and … Continue reading

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QUILTBAG HEROES No. 8

It’s QUILTBAG HERO Wednesday here at Off the Page, a day celebrating QUILTBAG heroes and role models, a showcase of the amazing gay, lesbian, bi, trans*, queer/questioning, unisexed, intersexed and asexual people, real and fictional, who inspire us. This week I’ve got something … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of the Window – Diversity in YA

Today I’m pleased to welcome Marieke Nijkamp to Off the Page chatting about why she created the fantastic blog DiversifYA. Marieke (pronounced Mah-ree-ka) is a YA writer, professional dreamer, and proud-to-be geek. She wants to grow up to be a time traveler. … Continue reading

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