Welcome. This is the author page for me, Harmony Neal. I am a storytelling, intersectional feminist witch who’s been working triple time to decolonize themself, their stories, their teaching, and their website. I’m not so great with web design, so it’s a process. This website is a reflection of me and my journey as a person, a reader, and writer, and is also a space where I’m amplifying other voices I wish more people would hear amidst the din of the usual voices saying the usual awful and incorrect things. I welcome any and all feedback!
My story “Dear Reader” is available to pre-order as a part of the Together issue from WSQ! This story was a direct result of my 2018 Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant, where I worked on new models of storytelling grounded in human and non-human flourishing. It’s one of my favorites. My story “Carcosa” is available to … Continue reading TWO Stories Coming Out
Through the Looking Glass: Write & Revise a Story in Six Weeks Harmony Neal We’ll go through the process of drafting and revising a short story with hands on exercises to help you practice elements of craft like piquing reader interest, specificity, setting, character, and plot. This class will teach you how to come up … Continue reading Teaching at The Loft this Winter
Class The Loft Presents If: Speculative Fiction: Making the Future Irresistible Harmony Neal We’ll read speculative fiction stories from A People’s Future of the United States, including authors A. Merc Rustad, Lizz Huerta, Charles Yu, and Tananarive Due. We’ll draft similar stories of our own. The editors :asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American … Continue reading Teaching at The Loft Starting Tuesday
What has patriarchy done for us lately? Or ever? It’s assumed by many that patriarchy benefits men at the expense of women, but feminists have long pointed out that patriarchy harms EVERYBODY, men included. As a feminist, I have a vested interest in telling truer versions of popular myths, and Madeline Miller’s Circe does exactly … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Circe by Madeline Miller