Short Fiction Workshop

This summer, I’ve been invited to teach a workshop on short fiction at The Brainery. The Brainery Workshop is an online creative writing class focused exclusively on speculative fiction as an artistic discipline worthy of theory and practice. The writing participants are expected to produce includes, but is in no way limited to: magical realism, science fiction, horror, weird tales, slipstream, steampunk, and the like. As long as there’s a speculative fiction-y element, we’ll call it good.

This course is an intense practicum in speculative fiction writing and students can expect a traditional graduate-level fiction workshop, concentrating on understanding and implementing the various aspects of speculative fiction. These aspects include craft issues such as characterization, point of view, narrative structure, style, and voice. Although this class is designed with a flexible schedule in mind, students are expected to commit to the same standards as expected of graduate-level creative writing courses, including: deadlines, feedback, and accountability.

There will be master class roundtable sessions with John Chu, who won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and Michi Trota, managing editor for Uncanny Magazine.

For more information or to sign up, visit: http://www.transmography.net/brainery/shortfictionsummer2015withvalerie/

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