Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop
with Candas Jane Dorsey
When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Where: The Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Office, 100-1150 8th Ave (Wheelchair accessible) Cost: $25 non-members, Free for members
How to be Unrealistic!
In this one-evening workshop, fifteen writers will have the opportunity to discuss the special challenges and joys of writing speculative fiction with Candas Jane Dorsey, one of Canada's premier SF professionals. "Speculative fiction" is the overall term for all the different kinds of non-realism in literature, including SF, fantasy and the fantastical, the supernatural, magic realism, the New Weird and many more. Our conversation will cover best practices of both the conceptual and the concrete, and leave participants with suggestions for how to improve their speculative writing and be the best and weirdest they can possibly (or impossibly) be!
This workshop is open to beginning and emerging writers. Participation will be limited to 15 participants, so please register in advance.
Deadline for registration is January 14, 2019.
Candas Jane Dorsey is internationally known as a writer, editor, former publisher, mentor and teacher of writing in general and speculative fiction in particular. Her award-winning novel Black Wine is a classic in the field. Her latest book is ICE and other stories, a collection of thirty years of short speculative fictions
For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator T: 306.791.7746 | E:firstname.lastname@example.org