Storytelling & Migration: The Journey of Myth and Culture Through Fiction

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

A Story Lab and Duke Libraries event. 

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Southeast Reading Series continues at Duke University on Thursday, September 17 at 4:00 pm:

The SFWA Southeast Reading Series will present a panel on storytelling and migration with authors Gail Z. MartinAlyssa WongUrsula VernonDelilah S. Dawson, and Monica Byrne, co-hosted by Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Franklin Humanities Institute Story Lab. The event will be held in the FHI Garage in Smith Warehouse, and will be moderated by SFWA’s Jaym Gates. 

Refreshments will be available at 4:00 pm, with a paneled program of readings and Q&A to follow, 4:30-6:00 pm. 

 Free and open to the public,with both free and hourly parking available adjacent to Smith Warehouse. Books will be available for sale, courtesy of the Gothic Bookshop, or bring your own to be signed!

GAIL Z. MARTIN is the author of the new epic fantasy novel War of Shadows (Orbit Books) which is Book Three in the Ascendant Kingdoms SagaIron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures, a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin; and Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel, the second book in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books). She is also author of Ice Forged and Reign of Ash in The Ascendant Kingdoms SagaThe Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn, The Dread) from Orbit Books. Find her at, on Twitter @GailZMartin, on Facebook, Goodreads, and Wattpad.

ALYSSA WONG is a Nebula-, Shirley Jackson-, and World Fantasy Award-nominee, shark aficionado, and 2013 graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionStrange Horizons,, Uncanny MagazineLightspeed Magazine, and Black Static, among others. She is a first year fiction MFA student at North Carolina State University and can be found online at, and on Twitter as @crashwong.

URSULA VERNON is the author of many books and comics, including the Hugo-winning wombat epic Digger and the children's book series Dragonbreath and Hamster Princess, and a Nebula Award winning short story, "Jackalope Wives." She also writes for adults under the name "T. Kingfisher." She lives in Pittsboro and works on too many projects at the same time.

DELILAH S. DAWSON is the author of the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, a variety of short stories and comics, and the upcoming Wake of Vultures, written as Lila Bowen. She teaches writing classes online for LitReactor and lives in the north Georgia mountains with her family. Find her online at

MONICA BYRNE is a traveler, novelist, and playwright based in Durham. She's a playwright in residence at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, and her first novel The Girl in the Road--published by Penguin Random House in 2014--won the Tiptree Award.