Welcome. This is the author page for me, Harmony Neal. Like me, this site will be a slow process of getting everything fleshed out and arranged and rearranged. I hope you find something(s) useful here.
I’m teaching a multi-week workshop at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis this spring that I am SUPER looking forward to! Bonus info in this post! Down the Rabbit Hole: Writing Speculative Fiction All is not right in the world. This class focuses on how to translate social issues that concern you into captivating speculative … Continue reading Teaching a Speculative Fiction Workshop at The Loft this Spring
We’ve been told that people who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it, but most of us don’t know much true history, having been indoctrinated with mythological nationalism in high school, then having most media and everything about our lives reflect these myths as if they were true. Even the Rain is a really … Continue reading Recommended Viewing: Even the Rain
N.K. Jemisin is currently my favorite author. Hands down. After the awful 2016 election with all its attendant harms and the visibility of so many incorrect, aching, angry people, I had to ask myself about the stories we tell. The stories we tell either open up possibilities, or shut them down. They tell us what … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Current students at my alma mater are asking for a decolonized education. The push back and sleight-of-hand based on fear, ignorance, and adherence to harmful ideologies really really upset me. I wrote a letter supporting the students and explaining just how baked in and pervasive white supremacy is. If you’re not aware that everything in … Continue reading Letter I Wrote Standing with Knox Students