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Preliminary Program Grid for Jim Freund

This is the Preliminary program schedule. Jim Freund may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.

Friday 5:00 pm: Getting Into Short Fiction (Ends at: 5:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists:Jim Freund (M), Dina Leacock, Sarah Pinsker, Gordon Van Gelder
What are some of the best resources for someone who wants to start reading shorter fiction? What are good habits to adopt, and expectations to foster?
Friday 7:00 pm: Translating Speculative Fiction (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists:Neil Clarke, Jim Freund (M), Shahid Mahmud, Alex Shvartsman
Many non-English countries get much of their science fiction in translation. And English readers are finally being given access to more Chinese, Japanese and other non-English works. Why is this happening now? What are some of the special challenges with translating genre works? How do translators cope with invented words and concepts? What about different storytelling methods and literary techniques?
Saturday 10:00 am: Tiptree Retrospective (Ends at: 10:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists:Scott Edelman, Jim Freund, Cathy Green, Sarah Pinsker
Alice Sheldon, who wrote as James Triptree Jr. was born 100 years ago. She was a complex individual who kept her true identity secret even from the many writers who communicated with her by mail. Robert Silverberg famously wrote that only a man could have written Triptree's stories. What did she have to say and what was her best work? Why is she important to the field?
Sunday 10:00 am: Workshop - Reading Your Work Aloud (Ends at: 11:55 am) Suite 1209
Coordinator:Jim Freund
Jim Freund, host of the long-running "Hour of the Wolf" podcast, provides practical advice and feedback on how to read your work aloud - whether for a radio audience, podcast recording or in front of a live audience.

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