Workshop Staff

Stay tuned for updates on who will be present at the 2020 workshop!

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Catherine Krahe’s fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Nature Futures, and Daily Science Fiction. She is a Senior Fiction Editor at Strange Horizons. She recently received a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa and plans to save the world by telling stories and planting trees.

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Seth Dickinson is the author of The Traitor Baru Cormorant and The Monster Baru Cormorant, as well as much of the lore for Bungie Studios’ far-future epic Destiny. If he were an animal, he would be a cockatoo.

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Rachel Halpern is a graduate of Alpha (’07/’08) and the Stonecoast MFA program. She writes children’s books for work and sci-fi/fantasy in her free time. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless SkiesDaily Science Fiction, and Liminal Stories. She likes strange magic, smart monsters, and satisfying stories.

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Lara Elena Donnelly is the author of the vintage-glam spy thriller trilogy The Amberlough Dossier, as well as short fiction and poetry appearing in venues including UncannyNightmareStrange Horizons, and Escape Pod. Lara is a graduate of the Alpha and Clarion workshops, and has taught at the Catapult Workshops and the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Patrick J. Ropp is an alumnus of the Clarion UCSD workshop, has a Master of Science in computational biology from Carnegie Mellon University, and works as a cybersecurity engineer in Pittsburgh. He likes cactuses, cats, and the things dredged up from the lightless depths.

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Tiera Greene is a graduate of Alpha (2012/2013) and the VONA workshop (2015/2016). She studied German and Spanish at the University of Georgia, and received a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Old Dominion University. She writes primarily fantasy, and her work has appeared in Strange Horizons. She currently works as a study abroad advisor in Boise, Idaho.

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Ray Stevens is a graduate of Alpha (2010/2011) and Bennington College, and is currently pursuing a degree in library science. She writes science fiction and fantasy, and has been published in Mothership Zeta and The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018. When not at Alpha, she works in higher education in southern Vermont.

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AJ Lucy is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies the eggs of tiny fish. Someday she hopes to teach scientific researchers to write up their findings in a way that is pleasant to read. Her fiction can be found under the name Allison Jamieson-Lucy in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons.

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Julie Holderman is an Alpha grad (’03/’04) who grew up telling stories in the frozen wastelands of Minnesotan suburbia. Over the past few years, she served as primary coordinating author on Tortall: A Spy’s Guide, a collection of in-character documents set in the bestselling Tortall universe by Tamora Pierce (available now via Random House Children’s Books). She spends her free time herding cats, watching ten-year-old scifi shows, and caring entirely too much about fictional people.

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Malina Suity is a graduate of Alpha (‘05/’06) and an administrative coordinator working and living in various hills north of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a dual B.A. in English and Medieval Studies, and received a Master’s degree in Public History from the University of West Florida. She writes short speculative fiction and plots unwieldy fantasy novels.