For Teens

Teen Fantasy Fiction Day Camp

Friday, July 25th, 10:00am - 5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
10 seats max
If you dig dystopian fiction, find yourself fiercely fond of fantasy and sci-fi or hanker for some horror and supernatural stories, you will love our Fantasy Fiction Day Camp (for teens only!). During this special day-long creative writing class, we will focus on all sorts of fantastical literature. From apocalyptica to sword and sorcery to weird fiction, we will learn how to create worlds and characters beyond our imaginations. We will focus on important elements of the craft of writing (plot, character, structure, etc) while also considering all-important issues of genre like: Does my vampire really have to sparkle? What about fan fiction? And WHO is your favorite Doctor?

There will be prompts and readings designed to stretch your writing muscles, challenge you, and inspire new stories. Students are welcome to also bring works-in-progress with them as we will also discuss how to incorporate fantasy elements into existing work.  By the end of the day, you'll have your toolbox full of ideas, beginnings, and some drafts to keep you going all fall. We'll end the day with a short reading and each student will be welcome and encouraged to share their work. Adventurous students who have an open mind and an eye towards exploring new literary worlds are welcome!

Some authors we will be discussing are:

Neil Gaiman

George R.R. Martin

Margo Lanagan

Angela Carter

Ray Bradbury

Kelly Link

Karen Russell

Karen Joy Fowler

And many more!

Read a Q&A with instructor KL Pereira on fatasy fiction here


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KL Pereira
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