Kij Johnson taught writing and science fiction writing at Louisiana State University and at the University of Kansas, and she has lectured on creativity and writing at bookstores and businesses across the country. From 1994 - 2003, she assisted at James Gunn's Science Fiction Writer's Workshop, hosted by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. Since 2004, Kij teaches the Center's intensive Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel Writing Workshop. As of 2012, Kij is Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing by the University of Kansas English Department. She divides her time between the Midwest and the West Coast. The River Bank, a continuation of The Wind in the Willows, was published by fellow Clarion Instructors' Gavin Grant and Kelly Link's Peapod Press.
Established in 1968, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction. As we do each summer, we will be hosting many of the visiting instructors at Mysterious Galaxy.
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Washington Post Notable Books: "A charming and funny sequel to Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows."
In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, kidnappings, lost letters, and family secrets--lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings.