Joelle Renstrom writes intersectional essays that explore travel, writing, literature, teaching, science, and technology. In her 2015 collection of essays, Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature, each chapter’s narrative arc is formed and informed by the act of reading literature that seems specifically written for the exact moment and place in which it is read. She is the recipient of two Somerville Arts Council fellowships, a Solas travel writing award, and a fellowship from the Writers’ Room of Boston. Joelle maintains an award-winning blog, Could This Happen, about the relationship between science and science fiction. She’s the robot columnist at the Daily Beast and a contributing writer for Panorama, the Journal of Intelligent Travel. Her other work has appeared in Slate, The Guardian, Cognoscenti, LitHub, Guernica, and others. Joelle teaches writing and research at Boston University, and her classes focus on science fiction, space, and artificial intelligence.
Find her at:
www.joellerenstrom.com (personal website)
www.couldthishappen.com (science/sci-fi blog)
Twitter handle: @couldthishappen
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