Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop II

10 Sundays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting March 25th
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
12 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

You've laid the framework of your world. You have the map, the journey outline, the spaceship blueprints, and now it's time to move your hero toward catharsis, your first draft toward completion! We'll begin by reading a sample of your manuscript, so the group can become well-acquainted with your world. Class will then be divided into craft discussion, workshop, and narrative exercises with a particular focus on finding your finish line. By the end of the course, you should have a concrete plan for completing your draft, or, depending on where you are in the process, a full first draft. 

All speculative genres and subgenres are welcome: steampunk, urban fantasy, magical realism—anything possible or impossible! Authors whose work we’ll read and discuss may include: Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Octavia E. Butler, Junot Díaz, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin, JK Rowling, Tananarive Due, Carmen Maria Machado, Gabriel García Márquez, J.R.R. Tolkien. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced speculative fiction writers who have workshop experience and a project underway. You’ll be expected to focus on one project and to generate material for that project each week. 

Please note: This class will skip April 8th for the Muse and the Marketplace conference.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Stephanie K Brownell
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction

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