What will the future look like in 50 years? How about 1,000? In this class, you’ll be given the tools to imagine a new future for your city, your community, or your world. What will home look like in the future? What cultures will rise or fall? What characters will populate these worlds and what technologies will they create? Speculative fiction allows us to consider how the past gives rise to the future and what the future can tell us about today. Together we will study passages from speculative and Afrofuturistic works such as Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, generate characters and stories, and imagine entirely new worlds.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Isaiah Hunt was born and raised in Cleveland. An Afrofuturist at heart, his favorite writers are Sun Ra, Daniel Jose Older, and Nnedi Okarafor. He is a second-year in Fiction at the NEOMFA Program and a graduate teaching assistant for both Kent State University and the Wick Poetry Center. Isaiah was a spring 2021 Literary Cleveland intern and loves sharing his obsession with storytelling with others.