• Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 25, 2023
  • End Date: February 25, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Retellings in Speculative Fiction

Speculative writers find inspiration everywhere from National Geographic, to fairytales, or the local news. In this session, we’ll brainstorm new ways of finding inspiration, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of allegory, and discover the magic of "Mooreeffoc." Students will develop new or existing work through prompts and exercises. We'll read from writers like Naomi Novik, Isabel Yap, Nnedi Okorafor, Annalee Newitz, and Tomi Adeyemi to explore how speculative fictions handle their implicit and explicit relationships with our world.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Stephanie K. Brownell

Stephanie K. Brownell

S.K. Brownell is writer, artist, and educator from the American Midwest. Their work has been shortlisted for the inaugural Samuel R Delany Fellowship in Speculative Fiction and has received the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award, Solstice Literary Prize in Fiction Editor's Choice, and other honors. They are a Tin House Workshop alumn and a Sewanee Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar. Their fiction, poetry, and drama has appeared in Speculative North, Decoded, Great Lakes Review, Newfound, and elsewhere. Stephanie holds an MFA from Boston University and teaches at Carroll University, GrubStreet, and Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop. They currently live in Boston with a cat called Wander. Find them online at or @skbrownell.