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Authorpalooza: Hilton Room – Panel on Diversity: How do you do it right?

October 7, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Join this group of amazing authors as they discuss the issue of diversity in writing. How do you create an inclusive world for your novel? How do you honor cultural representations when you are not of the cultures you are including? Come learn how to integrate a healthy and respectful view of our diverse and vibrant world into your writing.

Kim-Ling Sun
Writer: Multicultural Literature
Award-Winning Educator
Kim-Ling Sun grew up in Singapore before immigrating to Texas where she attended University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English. As a mixed-race Chinese American writer, her life experiences living in the margins inform her work. She is an award-winning educator who has 20 years of teaching experience, with 12 years teaching in community colleges. She is a published poet, community activist, and a freelance writer covering topics related to the Asian American community, education, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Best Colleges. Her creative writing can be found in Raising Mothers, OPAWL Pandemic Stories Zine, Poets Against Walls. Emmy Perez’ Digital Texas Poet Laureate Project, and the chapbook Faceless Brown Masses: A Blackout Response to Flatiron Books. In Fall of 2023, the release of the Texas Writer’s Lab Anthology will include some of her recent work.
Mack Little
Writer: Historic Fiction, Horror
Mack Little holds an undergraduate in English Literature from the University of Dubuque, Iowa and a Masters of Information Science from the University of North Texas. Born in Conyers, GA, Mack has gone on to live, as a University Student in Seville, Spain and, as a soldier, in Wurzburg, Germany. Her studies and career have taken her and all over the United States. Mack is the Membership Director of the Houston Writer’s Guild. While Progenie is her first novel, she co-authored “Disaster Planning: a How-to-Do-It Manual”, published by Neal Schuman. She has also authored several articles for professional library journals.

In 2004, Saborna Roychowdry’s short story Bengal Monsoon appeared in New York Stories magazine and received a Pushcart Prize nomination. Saborna’s debut novel, “The Distance,” was published in the U.S. by Istoria books. “The Distance” received a starred review from Publishers Weekly in 2013. Her second novel, Everything Here Belongs to You, was released in June by Texas based publisher, Black Rose Writing and received a starred review from Indie Reader. Kirkus Reviews called her book, A heart-wrenching family drama, as powerful as it is delicate. The novel was well-received in other publications in the U.S.  and elsewhere, including the Sublime Book Review and Readers’ Favorite. On September 1st, 2022, her book won 3rd Place/Bronze Medal in the prestigious Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards contest, Saborna was born and raised in Kolkata, India, and moved to the U.S. for

Event Prices:


  • Friday, October 6th, 2023 Only — $50
  • Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Only — $200 (includes lunch)
  • Sunday, October 8th, 2023 Only — $100
  • 3 Day Conference Pass (Fri-Sun + Saturday Lunch) = $325

Non Members:

  • Friday, October 6th, 2023 Only — $70
  • Saturday, October 7th, 2023 Only — $220 (includes lunch)
  • Sunday, October 8th, 2023 Only — $120
  • 3 Day Conference Pass (includes full conference, lunch, plus a one-year membership to HWG) = $345

** Venue parking information will be coming soon and may include an add on cost which will be purchased separately for those who need


October 7, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Houston Writer’s Guild
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Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center Hotel
6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030
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