Hey all! We are so excited to finally announce our keynote speaker for 2020, Ravynn K. Stringfield! She’s a super awesome author who’ll be presenting the keynote address “To Write Yourself Free: Meditations on Failing, Flying and Futures”.
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.
If you’re excited to hear Ravynn speak, or to hear any of our other speakers, or just hang out with fellow young writers at our 100% online conference, there’s still tons of time to register! Click the “Register” link above to secure your place at our conference this Saturday!