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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Writing Future Myths & Other Eco-Speculations

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  • $170.00 Non-Member
  • $150.00 Member

Class Description

What will it mean to be human in immediate and deep time futures? As many feel we are in the final seasons of earth, futurist writers of color have crafted future myth as a way to create unlimited access into the future. Can we learn to write into myth as a way of envisioning our future culture and social identities as post-apocalyptic, counter-dystopian narratives? From Solarpunk, Mythpunk, to other diverse futurisms, let’s look at genres that can act as imaginative entry points into your futurist writing. We’ll read authors of eco-speculation that include Vandana Singh, Cherie Dimaline, Octavia Butler, Nisi Shawl, & Joshua Whitehead.

This class opens up a space for BIPOC writers to write in a community that energizes the writing process, steering clear of traditional workshop pitfalls that can be inhibiting and often silencing. Writers will have the opportunity to engage in generative writing prompts as a perk to have some new, written work to walk away with. BIPOC Writers of all genres welcome!

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!