Potlatch, the convention, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, literary event for the readers and writers of speculative fiction. At Potlatch, people talk to each other and participate in panel discussions about reading and writing speculative fiction. You’ll find conversations at the program events, in Algonquins (spontaneous member-generated programming), in writers workshops, in the consuite, in the halls, and in elevators. Proceeds from Potlatch benefit Clarion West, an intensive six-week workshop for writers who are preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy.
Potlatch 18, for the first time, has chosen two Books of Honor. This is also the first time we have chosen a book by a living author, and the first time we have chosen a Young Adult book. We hope you will find discovering (or rediscovering) these books interesting, and enjoy the discussions around them at this year's convention.
Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford
Official Website: http://potlatch-sf.org/index.php
Added by Auntie M on September 14, 2008