Chesya Burke

Chesya Burke’s 2011 fiction collection, Let’s Play White, was featured in i09 and received praise from Samuel Delany and Nikki Giovanni. Her work has appeared in Dark Dreams I, II and III: Horror and Suspense by Black Writers published by Kensington Publishing Corp.; the Stoker-nominated, Dark Faith and many more. She also is recognized for her critical analysis of genre and race issues such as her articles, "Race and The Walking Dead" and "Super Duper Sexual Spiritual Black Woman: The New and Improved Magical Negro" published by Clarkesworld Publication. Likewise, several of her articles appeared in the African American National Biography published by Harvard and Oxford University Press.

Chesya is currently getting her MA in African American Studies at Georgia State University and is a juror for the 2013 Shirley Jackson awards.

Writers Tell Wacky Stories

“The Wacky World of Writing” panel on Friday at 11:30 AM in Embassy D-F (Hy) was like attending an informal conversation among long-standing friends who are also writers telling grand stories about the business, with the audience members providing the needed laugh track in the backdrop. The panel consisted of Stephen L. Antczak, Peter David, Bill Fawcett, D.B. Jackson, Katherine… Read more →