Writer, Editor, and Podcast Host
Mx. Talia Franks is a poet, writer, podcaster, and translator born and raised in Massachusetts. Talia writes regularly on Word for Sense and Other Stories and they are a contributor to These Bewitching Bonds: A Black Girls Create Anthology. Their work has appeared in Nerdist, the Black Girls Create Obsidian Archives, Brandeis University's Jaded and Ebony Axis, and Mass Poetry's The Hard Work of Hope. Talia is the host of the podcast Into the Archives and co-host of the Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast. They are an alum of the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference and of the Columbia Publishing Course, and earned a Master of Arts in Comparative Humanities from Brandeis University. When not reading, writing, or translating Talia enjoys hiking, swimming, meditation, spending time with friends and family, indexing their personal library, and trying to find more time in their schedule to read. You can find Talia on Instagram and Twitter as @talia_franks and learn more about them at wordforsense.com.
We all know what it’s like to find a character we can identify with, especially when we’ve historically been kept out of the narrative. This panel is taking a nosedive into the neurodivergent world in our fandoms. We’ll be discussing neurodiverse characters, the feeling of finding representation, and which fandoms are openly celebrating neurodivergency in their work. The way we think may be different, but the pride we get from being represented is the same!
Starting a podcast can seem overwhelming, but it is actually quite manageable! Come to this panel to get tips and tricks on how to start and sustain your podcast.
Enjoy a social event to die for from the comfort of your own home. Hosted by members of the BGC community, this is a virtual Murder Mystery party where you get to pick your character.