Tech & Spec Fiction Workshop

with Carolyn Abram

Genres: Fiction, Young Adult/Children's Lit, Novel, Short Story

Online

Intermediate, Advanced

6 Sessions

Start Date: April 17, 2024
End Date: May 29, 2024
No Class: (skip days) 5/1/2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
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General Price: $386.00

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As technology reshapes the world we live in, fiction is changing, too. A novel might ask us to follow video game designers, listen to a robot's point of view, or envision a world of constant surveillance controlled by one mega-corporation. This workshop focuses on the challenges and delights specific to this type of fiction. We'll talk about introducing technology and speculative worlds, look at the way communication shifts with technology, and read work from masters like Ted Chiang and Ursula K. Le Guin. We will also workshop our own stories as a class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Carolyn Abram

Carolyn Abram

she/her

Carolyn Abram is a Seattle-based writer. Her work tends to focus on the intersection of technology and everyday life. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including the New California Writing Anthology and The Offbeat. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Lilith. She is the author of eight editions of Facebook for Dummies. She holds degrees from Stanford and California College of the Arts.

Website: carolynabram.com

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