Free Class: Introduction to Rewriting Utopias with Chinelo Onwualu

09/23/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
An overview of how climate fiction challenges our assumptions, decenters our perspectives and expands the limits of what we believe. This class serves as an intro to Rewriting Utopias.

[Updated Day and Time] How to Begin Game Writing with Whitney "Strix" Beltran

09/24/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Learn the fundamentals: how to think about writing video games, the place of player agency, the basics of narrative branching, how to build your portfolio, and what should go in it.

Rewriting Utopias: Rethinking Climate Narratives for a More Radical Future with Chinelo Onwualu

09/30/2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
A two-session workshop designed to inspire writers at all levels to craft speculative cli-fi that embodies hope and justice, creating worlds that acknowledge historical wrongs while amplifying those voices and perspectives that continue to be most affected by systems of oppression.

Free Class: Historical Horror with Stephanie Malia Morris

10/10/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
Do you love horror? Historical fiction? Do you think they would go great together? Spoiler alert: they do. This introduction to historical horror covers what it is, who’s writing it, and how you can get started writing your own.

Epistolary Horror with Marcella Haddad

10/14/2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
Explore creating suspense with stories told through journal entries, letters, social media posts, transcripts, newspaper clippings, and captain's logs.

Where Are You Screaming From? An Exploration of Setting in Horror with Christi Nogle

10/17/2023 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM PT
For beginning to advanced writers, this workshop focuses on showing how essential time, place, and social setting can be to crafting an effective horror story.

A Terrifying World with Brittney Frantece

10/21/2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
A discussion-based and writing practice workshop for beginners and experimental writers. The workshop explores world building in horror stories, and employs horror’s ability to offer social critique of anti-Blackness

Free Class: “I’m In": The Art of Writing about Hacking with Brian Hugenbruch

11/02/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
A lecture and Q&A for beginning and intermediate writers, this class will cover what hacking or system cracking is, what it isn’t, and how to portray it in your fiction in a way that pleases layfolk and experts.

Prescience for Mortals with N.T. Narbutovskih

11/02/2023 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM PT
In this three session workshop, writers will learn how to apply Design Thinking principles to predict the future in their worldbuilding.

What The Future Tells Us About the Past with Shingai Njeri Kagunda

11/04/2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM PT
This six-session generative workshop will provide writers with a framework for writing a de-capitalizing future that finds its roots in an actively decolonial past. Taking on the call as sci-fi and speculative fiction writers to create the world we want to exist in, this class will explore the question, how do we write into that future the liberation that indigenous and ex-colonized ancestors fought for.

Channeling Cultural Storytelling to Reach Spec Fic’s Revolutionary Potential with Naseem Jamnia

11/09/2023 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM PT
In this two-part generative workshop, writers will explore their cultural storytelling traditions and then apply them to their own work.

Free Class: Comics Writing Masterclass 101 with Amy Chu

12/02/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT
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