Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 8, 2023
  • End Date: August 29, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Sci-Fi Social Justice

Beneath the dazzling spectacle of sci-fi lies fascinating ethical questions about humanity—questions about how society treats the mutant, alien, or cyborg "other," about whether technology causes or eliminates suffering, or about the origins of oppressive dystopian societies. In this generative writing course, we'll read sci-fi writers of diverse identities and informally freewrite our own work in response. Through the lenses of feminist and queer theory, Afrofuturism, disability rights, and more, we'll explore how sci-fi helps us imagine better futures.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Alyse Knorr

Alyse Knorr


Alyse Knorr is a queer poet, associate professor of English at Regis University, co-editor of Switchback Books, and co-producer of the Sweetbitter podcast. She is the author of three poetry collections, two nonfiction books, and four poetry chapbooks.