Upcoming Workshops

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WORLDBUILDING IN SPECULATIVE FICTION

Instructor: Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, March 30)
$50 (Members); $65 (Non-members)
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Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction: Hogwarts, Middle-earth, Westeros, Arrakis, Earthsea: these are some of the fictional worlds that have felt as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres–fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical realism, and fabulism alike–often require the writer to play creator not only of characters but also of whole worlds, whole cultures. A well-built world can transport a reader, while mistakes in worldbuilding can break a reader’s concentration. In this course, we’ll discuss various elements one must consider when crafting worlds. We will run through several writing exercises to start building world through description, then we’ll drop our characters into these worlds to see how and with what they interact.

FROM THE PEN TO THE STAGE

Instructor: Candy Zantea
Tuition: Early Registration $35 (Both members and non-members before 11:59pm, April 10)
$35 (Members); $50 (Non-members)
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Ready to perform your poetry, but still have stage fright? Whether you’re a slam poet, a spoken word artist, or just working up the nerve to read your poems out loud, Candy Zantea of Dallas Poetry Slam will give you the push you need to get up there and make your voice heard. Learn Candy’s tricks and tips to evolve a stellar stage presence and maximize the power of your poetry performance, then see it all come together with performance examples from Candy herself. Ready to put your own performance skills to the test? Practice your poetry performance skills with personalized feedback from Candy.