Believe It or Not: Writing surreal, weird, and speculative worlds


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Believe it or Not? Writing surreal, weird, and speculative worlds

If your writing contains out-of-this-world elements or the suspension of disbelief is key to your project, this workshop is designed to help you craft plausible speculative fiction. From space invaders, underworld adventures, to the supernatural, we will examine examples and strategies that make the impossible believable. Bring a concept or project overview to discuss. Fiction.

Meet the teaching artist: Author of two poetry chapbooks and the fiction collection Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed (Omnium Gatherum, 2020), E.F. Schraeder is an admirer of strange wonders, slights of hand, and carousels who writes poetry and fiction often inspired by not quite real worlds. Schraeder’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Pulp Modern, Mystery Weekly Magazine, and other journals and anthologies.

Believe it or Not? Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST, on Zoom. Register by August 20.


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