Other Realities: An Introduction to Speculative Fiction (Writer’s Toolbox)

Speculative fiction is a literature of limitless imagination. Different timelines, alternate universes, and divergent realities are tools devoted to one purpose: exploring humanity’s path in the past, present, or future. Led by editor, science-fiction writer, and University community member Célia Chalfoun, this workshop explores the challenges and rewards of writing speculative fiction — from choosing the focus of the story, to bringing ideas to life without overshadowing the characters, to creating the rules of new worlds. For all the freedom offered by this genre, decisions must be made that will shape the story you want to tell and define the conversation you will have with your readers. Whether you are new to speculative fiction or are a long-time enthusiast, please join us for a mind-expanding mix of instruction, discussion, and hands-on exercises.

April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room E08, Dillon Court East