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One-Time Intimate Talk w/ Elsa Sjunneson

On Feb. 7, 2022, from 5:30-7pm PST, join this One-Time Intimate Talk with Elsa Sjunneson.

We are thrilled to have Elsa Sjunneson as one of our one-time intimate talks for our 2021 Community Fundraiser. By purchasing a seat to this talk on Feb. 7, 2022, you’ll be receiving an autographed copy of Being Seen, which was published in October by Tiller Press (Simon & Schuster), and you’ll be saving yourself a seat for this 90-minute virtual, intimate conversation facilitated by The Seventh Wave. While you can read more about Elsa’s below or on her site here, there’s so much to be said about her work.

“Elsa’s work resonates for me because it sings the things my heart screams,” writes Summer Plum.”

Describing Being Seen, Kirkus Reviews states it simply: “A much-needed wake-up call for the nondisabled world.” Meg Elison digs in deeper: “With sharpened words aimed squarely at a cultural image that marginalizes disabled women, Elsa Sjunneson is an emerging icon. Being Seen is her unkindest cut; sparing no one from the frank truth of her life as a Deafblind woman and filleting the intersections of identity with her trademark incisive logic and vulnerable memoir. This book will leave scars.” Being Seen is many things, but most important, Katie Booth writes “it is a challenge: an unflinching demand for representation, accessibility, and justice.”

There are only 14 available seats for purchase for this one-time intimate talk.

Click “Reserve your seat today” below, but if you are unable to join due to financial constraints, there is 1 scholarship spot available for this talk. If you’d like to apply for the scholarship seat for this talk, just email us at by Dec. 17, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded via raffle on Dec. 24, 2021, by email.

Reserve your seat today.

The autographed copy of Being Seen will ship out the week of Jan. 3, 2022, by priority mail. Please read all the information here about our Community Fundraiser, as there are discounts for our TSW Past Contributors, and options to gift these talks or autographed books to friends and/or loved ones.


Hugo, Aurora and British Fantasy Award Award winner Elsa Sjunneson writes and edits speculative fiction and non-fiction. She has been a finalist for the Best Fan Writer and Best Semiprozine Hugo Awards, a winner of the D. Franklin Defying Doomsday Award, and a finalist for the Best Game Writing Nebula Award. Her fiction work has appeared in magazines such as Uncanny and Fireside, and as part of the team behind Serial Box’s exclusive: Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire. She’s worked on game design products such as Changeling, Wraith, The Fate Accessibility Toolkit and Dead Scare. She is most well known for her non-fiction which has appeared at CNN,, The Boston Globe and other venues. As an editor, she’s worked as assistant and then managing editor of Fireside Quarterly, the non-fiction editor for Uncanny Magazine, and in 2018 she was the Co-Guest Editor in Chief of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. She founded and wrote the popular blog Feminist Sonar from 2011-2016, where she laid groundwork for many discussions on disability in popular discourse. As an activist for disability rights, she has worked with New Jersey 11th for Change and the New York Disability Pride Parade. As an educator and public speaker she has presented work at the University of Chicago and The Henry Art Gallery, and taught workshops with Clarion West, Writing the Other, and various Science Fiction conventions. Her debut memoir Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism releases from Tiller Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) October 5, 2021.