Speculative Speakers Directory: Elaine Isaak

Elaine Isaak







Fantasy writer Elaine Isaak has spoken before groups ranging from youth writers to science fiction fans. Her topics range from Selling what you Write, to Making Magic: Approaches to Fantasy Writing, to a general Fiction Writing Workshop. She has participated in the Arisia, Boskone, Readercon, and Tolkien 2005 (50th Anniversary of Lord of the Rings) conventions, as well as reading her stories, poetry and novel excerpts before a variety of audiences. At the local level, she leads two focused writers' workshops and is an active member of the New Hampshire Writer's Project and the Monadnock Writer's Group. She is also a founding member of Poets Unbound, a Nashua, NH, based poetry workshop now entering its tenth year. Her fiction writing workshop has been presented through the Souhegan Adult Learning Program, and she recently spoke to the New Hampshire Romance Writers of America about romance/ fantasy crossovers. A member of the professional science fiction and fantasy writer's organization, SFWA, Elaine has devoted herself to becoming a part of the world of speculative fiction from the inside out. She has been writing since adolesence--an inner drive now reaching fulfillment with the publication of her novels. Highly prolific and motivated, Elaine feels it is part of her calling to encourage others to take up their writing dreams. In addition to novels, her work has appeared in Threads Magazine, The Writer, and The Nashua Telegraph as well as other local newspapers and magazines. However, she is also a businesswoman and founder of Curious Characters, a small-scale sculpture wholesaler, giving her a valuable hard-nosed perspective on the business end of artistic endeavors. Visit her website, www.ElaineIsaak.com, to learn more about her writing and teaching experience. Fees waived for appearances within 40 miles of her home, where books may be sold. Otherwise, fees begin at $70 for 1 1/2 hour session, including Q & A

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Fantasy: General, Science Fiction: Writing

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