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Keynote Speaker 2020: Ravynn K. Stringfield
Ravynn K. Stringfield is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and Africana Studies graduate affiliate at William & Mary. Her dissertation project focuses on Black women and girls as creators and protagonists of new media narratives that are futuristic, fantastic, and/or digital in nature. Her writing practice also includes blogging, crafting essays and drafting novels and short stories. You can find her written work across the Internet, though most notably on her weekly blog, Black Girl Does Grad School, and her freelance work has appeared in ZORA, Shondaland, Greatist, Catapult and more. Her fiction is represented by Leah Pierre of Ladderbird Agency. When she’s not writing, she can be found posted up in local coffee shops, trying out new beginner asanas in a yoga studio or telling her dog, Genghis, all about her Lois Lane obsession.
Speaker: Christina Li
Speaker: Rona Wang
Rona is an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her debut short story collection, CRANESONG, was published in 2019 by Half Mystic Press. Her debut novel, YOU HAD ME AT HELLO WORLD, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers and it looks absolutely fanTAStic.
When she’s not writing, she likes coding, drawing, and spamming her friends with memes. She is very glad to meet you!
Speaker: Tashie Bhuiyan