Course detail: Speculative Fiction Creative Writing Workshop

This intensive, 2-week creative writing course, sponsored by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, will be taught online by RB Lemberg, author of the acclaimed books The Four Profound Weaves (2020) and The Unbalancing (2022) and a finalist for a World Fantasy Award and a Nebula Award for the best science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. Lemberg will bring expertise in writing and publishing speculative fiction (an umbrella category that includes science fiction, horror, fantasy narratives, magical realism, and the like) to instruct students in the creation and polishing of their own imaginative work. Students will read and analyze contemporary short fiction for a greater understanding of aspects of craft, such as worldbuilding, character development, and story structure. Students will also participate in writing exercises and peer review workshops, so please come prepared with at least one short story that you are ready to share and revise.

The online course will run M-F, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, from June 12 - 23, 2023, with both synchronous and asynchronous elements.

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

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