Odin Hartshorn Halvorson

Science Fiction & Fantasy Author, Poet, educator

Odin Hartshorn Halvorson is a writer, poet, geek, and hopeful futurist. His work has been published in 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 in the World

Odin currently serves as managing editor for the Stonecoast Review.​ Previously, Odin served as the senior editor for the literary magazine Duende before leaving to pursue a Masters degree from the internationally-lauded Stonecoast writing program. Duende is dedicated to exploring diverse and unrecognized voices from around the world, especially engaging with overlooked minorities.

For six years, Odin directed the audio-video department for the Pacific Zen Institute, a West Coast-based Buddhist organization.

He currently holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.

Volunteering

In 2017 Odin joined the advisory board for the nonprofit Socrates Cafe/Democracy Cafe, an international organization spearheading work related to democracy and the development of open societies.

Odin regularly volunteers for the Office of Letters and Light, the non-profit responsible for the National Novel Writing Month event. As a Municipal Liaison, Odin has helped to foster a stronger writing community within his county.

Odin is a year-round volunteer for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He helped run the 2020 Nebula Awards tech support team, the 2020 Surrey International Writing Conference, and managed the tech team for the 2020 World Fantasy Convention.