Writerly Exploits

    • I am a writer of science fiction and fantasy and an alumna (Class of ’94) of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop, an intensive six-week program for writers of speculative fiction held every summer in my current hometown of Seattle. Attending it was a mind-blowing experience for me, and for many others before and since.


    • My story entitled “The Book of Permissions” has been published in New Altars, a speculative fiction theme anthology on religion–past, present, future, and alternative. (This is anything but a doctrinaire book; otherwise, would one of my stories be in it?) You can ask for New Altars at your friendly neighborhood bookstore or order it direct from Amazon.com.


    • For those who crave more immediate gratification, you can read my work in the spiffy electronic literary magazine InterText. These include a story in the March/April 1997 issue entitled “The Mirror of Aelitz,” as well as another story called “Home” and a poem entitled “Gone,”.;



    • I am also at work on a new novel. High concept summary: The Gold Rush meets Blade Runner, with a bit of The Crying Game thrown in just to confuse matters.


Ellen Terris Brenner, Seattle, WA