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WDtS Online: Magic on the Page: Fantasy Short Stories

Tuesday, November 15th, 12:00pm- 1:30pm (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.

Whether it's the classic, epic fantasy of Tolkien or the modern, rough and tumble fantasy of Leigh Bardugo, most fantasy has one thing in common: magic! But how do we write convincing magic? Should it have rules and systems, or should it drip with mystery, never explained on the page?

This workshop will discuss all these approaches and more! Participants can expect to explore different approaches to writing magic into their fantasy and science fiction stories, be given ideas about how characters interact with magic—and have drafted the beginning of a story of their own. Writers of all levels and experience are welcome!

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

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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