Worldcon’s 2021 Hugo Award Ceremony Welcomes Andrea Hairston as New Co-Host |

Andrea Hairston will be joining Sheree Renée Thomas as co-host of this year’s Hugo Award Ceremony, set during DisCon III (aka the World Science Fiction Convention, aka Worldcon) later this month.

Welcome | Arisia 2022 • January 14-17, 2022

Arisia is planning an in-person convention in January 2022 at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated.


AUGUST 31, 2021 - Andrea Hairston In Conversation With Sheree Renée Thomas​

Join us on Tuesday, August 31 at 6pm CT for a conversation between authors Andrea Hairston and Sheree Renée Thomas about the paperback release of Andrea’s book Master of Poisons. This event is in partnership with Tordotcom.

This is a free event, but you must register with one of the bookstores below. If you choose to purchase a paperback copy of Master of Poisons, you’ll also receive a signed bookplate and an exclusive, limited-edition designer bookmark! 

You can purchase your book from any of the following participating stores:

Brain Lair Books
Copper Dog Books
Loyalty Bookstore
Old Firehouse Books
Third House Books
Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
The bookmark is made from maplewood and features Andrea’s books.

September 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Smith College Department of Theatre and the New Play Reading Series are excited to host an evening of readings to celebrate the release of Master of Poisons a new novel by Andrea Hairston, Louise Wolff Kahn Professor of Theatre and Professor of Africana Studies via Zoom on September 24 at 7:30 pm. Joining Andrea in conversation about Master of Poisons, theatre, afro-futurism, and black women writers are award-winning playwrights and authors Pearl Cleage and Sheree R. Thomas who will also read from their own work.

Broadside Bookshop, Inc.


Master of Poisons will be at bookstores on September 8, 2020 and I embark on a virtual tour!

September 8 at 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books is pleased to present a virtual talk with Andrea Hairston, author of Master of Poisons, in conversation with Daniel José Older! 

Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons.

This event is hosted on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all! Daniel José Older is a marvel and together we will talk up a storm!

September 16 at 7:30 PM

Charis Books and More–Your Independent Feminist Bookstore-– welcomes Award-winning author Andrea Hairston in conversation with Charis Circle Board Chair and author Susana Morris for a celebration of Hairston’s unforgettable postcolonial fantasy novel Master of Poisons.

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: Climate Change and the Anthropocene

March 18-21, 2020 Orlando, Florida

WISCON– a feminist science fiction & fantasy convention held annually in Madison, Wisconsin.

May 21-25, 2020

Readercon–The conference on imaginative literature, thirty-first edition.

July 9-12, 2020

Boston Marriott Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Sirens– dedicated to discussing and celebrating the remarkable work of women and nonbinary people in fantasy literature.

Denver, CO, Oct 22-25, 2020

Arisia 2020 • January 17-20, 2020 •
Westin Boston Waterfront

New England’s Largest, Most Diverse Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention