Elements of Craft
Reading Like a Writer
Online: Zoom

WDtS Online: Decolonial Speculative and Science Fiction

Wednesday, November 16th, 11:00am-12:30pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
30 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out This Form. DO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class.

In this class, we will read authors who reveal the decolonial possibilities of science fiction and speculative writing. We’ll ask ourselves what strategies we can bring to our craft in order to decolonize the imaginary worlds we create. Participants write exercises designed for this purpose. Writers will have the opportunity to share their work and get feedback, time permitting. We will discuss the work of authors like Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler. All writers of all levels of experience are welcome!

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information! 

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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Rolando Lopez
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Generative
  • Supportive Environment


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