Odin Hartshorn Halvorson is a writer, geek, and hopeful futurist. A current MLIS student and intern with EveryLibrary, Odin is also a graduate from Stonecoast MFA. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared online and in print. He co-founded founded Round Table Writers, an organization dedicated to “writers helping writers” and hosts the Round Table Radio podcast. Odin's believes in a future where the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives, where we exist to better ourselves and the rest of humanity, and all his efforts are directed toward that goal.
Odin Hartshorn Halvorson began telling stories to entertain himself as a kid, and it generally spiraled out of control from there. First came the custom Dungeons and Dragons settings when he was ten, then the short stories and National Novel Writing Month challenges through his teens. Now, he publishes short stories and non-fiction while he writes his first novel, runs a successful writing community, and volunteers his time and technical know-how to various organizations, including EveryLibrary, Democracy Cafe, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.
Odin is the co-founder of Round Table Writers, an organization dedicated to “writers helping writers.” Odin's believes in a future where the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives, where we exist to better ourselves and the rest of humanity, and all his efforts are directed toward that goal.
Odin presented his paper on geographies of the fantastic at the 2021 International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and has been invited to speak again at the 2022 IAFA Fall conference.
Odin's work has been published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Great Void Books, Collective Realms, Book XI: a journal of literary philosophy, Eastern Structures, Duende Literary, The Stonecoast Review, and two anthology collections from Enso Publishing. He has also self-published three poetry collections, including a chapbook of ELH Haiku. He writes avidly for his Medium.com blog @indubitablyodin, with pieces like Hard Work: The Greatest Con, and “Becoming Superman” The Book All Writers Need to Read receiving critical attention.
Odin is currently a Masters in Library and Information Science student at San Jose State University. Prior to this, he obtained his Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program out of the University of Southern Maine. Before entering Stonecoast, he received a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.
As an advisory board-member for Socrates Cafe, an organization dedicated to fomenting deep dialog within society, Odin also serves as editor-in-chief for Socrates Cafe on Medium.
Odin volunteers as an intern for the EveryLibrary foundation, bringing critical support to libraries the world over during a time of great political and social change.
In his spare time, Odin plays Dungeons and Dragons, writes fan fiction, and watches more classic science fiction with his partner than is probably healthy. He lives in Northern California with his partner and their approximately 9000 murderous cats.