Issue 196 – January 2023

Podcast, Original Fiction



Our sixth podcast for January is “Pearl” written by Felix Rose Kawitzky and read by Kate Baker.

Author profile

Felix Rose Kawitzky is an illustrator, researcher, and game designer. They are a PhD candidate at the University of York in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies, exploring links between queer speculative fiction, collective storytelling, and tabletop roleplaying games. They have an undergraduate degree in Fine Art, and a Master’s in Theatre Making from the University of Cape Town. They have facilitated world-building and character creation workshops (IMT Gallery’s I am a Not Me, 2020, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 2021), and presented papers at conferences such as Trans Studies, Trans Lives (UCL, 2019), Productive Futures: The Political Economy of Science Fiction (Birkbeck, 2019), and Current Research in Speculative Fiction, (University of Liverpool, 2018). Their essay “Magic Circles: Tabletop Roleplaying Games as Queer Utopian Method” was published in Performance Research (Training Utopias) in 2021.

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