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MWA Conference (Open Mic Host, Reader, Presenter)
October 13 - October 15
SATURDAY–Open mic will take place in the hotel lobby on Saturday night. I’ll be hosting and reading my own work. The first annual MWA Conference Open Mic went so well that we can’t wait to do it again!
SUNDAY–I will also be presenting during the conference on Sunday at 3:45pm, whipping out my Linguistics training for “What Should You Consider When Creating a Language for Your World?”
Are you thinking about creating languages for the worlds in your novel?
What will make your community sound mighty? Gentle? Friendly? Adversary? What will sound more foreign’ or more familiar’ to the American English reader?
In this workshop, the presenter will provide linguistic guidance on some of the phonological, lexical, and grammatical elements of language that you should consider when creating a believable, readable language from scratch.
I continue to serve on the conference committee this year, involved in bringing in more great workshops and activities.