Monica Byrne

Playwright and Novelist

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    North Carolina, USA

  • Monica Byrne`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Monica Byrne`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    Please Inquire

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    North Carolina, USA

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A sci-fi vision of love from a 318-year-old hologram

  Science fiction writer Monica Byrne imagines rich worlds populated with characters who defy our racial, social and gender stereotypes. In this performance, Byrne appears as a hologram named Pilar, transmitting a story of love ...

 

Science fiction writer Monica Byrne imagines rich worlds populated with characters who defy our racial, social and gender stereotypes. In this performance, Byrne appears as a hologram named Pilar, transmitting a story of love and loss back to us from a near future when humans have colonized the universe. “It’s always funny what you think the future is going to be like versus what it turns out to be,” she says.

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About Keynote Speaker Monica Byrne

Monica Byrne is a novelist, futurist, playwright, performer, and traveler. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania, wanting to be an astronaut, and went on to study biochemistry at Wellesley College and MIT, earning a pilot’s license and working for NASA during the summers. But at age 23, she realized her real vocation was to be an artist. She moved to Durham, North Carolina, to begin a writing career.

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“The Girl in the Road represents Byrne’s deeply felt goal to create work based not on cultural appropriation but on ‘radical empathy across national and sex and gender and class lines.’”

The Guardian

 

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