Sean Robinson is an author of Fantasy and Science Fiction stories.  His fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Betwixt, The Future Fie, Apex Magazine, Non-Binary Review, On Spec, and Diabolical Plots. Sean’s scholarly interests include Queer Theory, Genre Theory, and rural pedagogy. When not dissecting fairy tales for bones to hang new stories off of, he is an avid reader, teacher, and traveler.

Robinson holds a MFA in Creative Writing in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program and has recently completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership. He has presented his academic work at the annual Mythopoeic Society conference, and completed scholarship researching Queer themes in fairy tales. His essay, Out and Super was accepted at the conference of ICFA (International Association of Fantastic in the Arts), March 2018. His essay She Has Always Been Here was presented at the Dartmouth College Conference of Illustration, Comics, and Animation in May 2018. Both essays look at LGBT representation in main-stream comics. His most recent work, titled Closer Than Brothers explores LGBT representation in the Harry Potter series and was presented at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in Dublin, Ireland in August 2019

In addition, Robinson has participated in a variety of independent research. This has included a residency at the University of Washington’s Whitely Center at their campus in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. He was also awarded a grant by the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to support an extended research trip to Rome, Italy in 2019. Most recently, he was awarded a residency at the University of Washington’s Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Washington to study in the Olympic National Park.

Outside of the writing realm, Sean is a past participant/instructor at the Wildfire Retreat. Sean is experienced in fire breathing, fire eating, and fire fleshing. In 2018 he was awarded a residency at the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island, Washington for a week in April, and he was also accepted to the National University of Ireland – Galway’s Summer School program for Education in Ireland, where he spend a month in Galway. This summer (2019) he will spend the month of July in Rome, Italy with the support of the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation studying the role of place on writing and pedagogy.

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