Every year, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association honors the best work in speculative fiction at the Nebula Awards. In this class, we will focus on developing our own short fiction by critically reading the six Nebula finalists in the short story category. Each week, we will examine a different story through the lens of a focused literary element. Weekly topics will include story structure, setting and worldbuilding, point of view, character development, and dialogue. We will end each class with a writing prompt based on that week’s story and craft element. By the end of this class, you will have examined techniques of some of the best writers of short speculative fiction and applied those skills to further develop your own writing practice.
Details: Intermediate Speculative Fiction Workshop takes place Wednesdays March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17 from 6:30-8:30pm in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.
Prerequisites: One intro-level writing class of any genre
Format: Generative workshop with writing in class and outside of class and group sharing.
Location: This class takes place in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.
Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).
Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with another generative fiction writing workshop or a feedback course.
Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.
Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email email@example.com.
Johnny Caputo is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) and a voter for the Nebula Awards. His speculative fiction has appeared in Mithila Review, Cast of Wonders, Allegory, and other venues. When not writing, he spends his time teaching at various institutions and wandering the woods around Cleveland.