Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.
Nisi Shawl is the author of Everfair and dozens of short stories, many of which can be found in the Otherwise Award winning and World Fantasy Award nominated collection Filter House. Nisi is the co-editor of Stories for Chip and Strange Matings: Octavia E. Butler, Feminism, Science Fiction, and African American Voices. They are the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Ignyte Award, and Brave New Words Award for their work editing the acclaimed anthology New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. They are a founding member of the Carl Brandon Society and have served on the board for the Clarion West writing workshop.
Nisi developed the Writing the Other workshop with Cynthia Ward, and has taught it for over a decade in person and online.