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Session 1: *sigh*ence class // sundays @ 10am PST // Sept 18 - Oct 16

 

Description

 

In this generative class we'll experiment with experience, play with what we can take from biology, geology, -ologies in general, and approach our own investigations in prose, in syntax, with as much (or more) curiosity as scientists do a cell or taxonomy. I see science, in its Western configuration, as a failed endeavor-- a commitment to fact and data that left feeling behind in an attempt to conquer and colonize with Knowledge. We'll try to reclaim and embody feeling in our work and in the way we move through the world. In *sigh*ence, we're not interested in peer review or critique, nor in the writer as data collector; this will be a generative workshop built around communal inquiry. I will provide a reading list, prompts & 'homework', a mix of writing assignments and exercises such as: 'go outside and find a piece of lichen. how many worlds can you find inside of it?'

$100 Deposit

A deposit is required to hold your space.

Or you can pay in full up front.

Your choice!

 

Deposits are not refundable, but I will apply them to a future class if you can't attend the series you signed up for. In other words, be sure you're ready to do this before paying me $$$.

In the future, I hope to be able to offer more sliding scale options. If you want to stay on top of what class offerings I have coming up, sign up for my newsletter here.

$225 Pay in full

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Session 2: sci-fi for birds: “looking for the outside edge“ // tuesdays @ 4pm PST // Oct 25 - Nov 22

 

Description

 

This is a speculative workshop that is as interested in reimagining how we come together to achieve our writing goals as it is in the work itself. Le Guin was always ‘looking for the outside edge’ in her work, and here we’ll do the same. You will be asked to talk about your stories, your projects, and your self, sometimes interchangeably under the very real illusion that all three are necessary for survival in art. We’ll begin in Mondath and end in mycellium. As a group we'll gain clarity over why we write, what we write about, and why others should care about our work. It's already a strange world out there; why should ours be the ones to find readers? Each class will require writers to talk about their inspiration and influences, their disappointments and false starts, and to share short excerpts from your project. The class will culminate with one-on-one sessions in which we'll talk about how you might achieve your publishing goals. As such, this workshop is likely best suited for those who have some sense of the final shape of the project you are working on. You might have a few weird stories written, most of a draft of a slippery novel, a messy nonfic manuscript, etc. Maybe you’re having a hard time revising; maybe you’re feeling lost at the prospect of finding an agent or where to go to publish your work. Together we’ll explore the various containers that might ferry our work to an audience, what their pros and cons might be, how a container also shapes the work inside of it, and look at the uneasy history of science fiction publishing.

$100 Deposit

$225 Pay in full

A deposit is required to hold your space.

Or you can pay in full up front.

Your choice!

 

Deposits are not refundable, but I will apply them to a future class if you can't attend the series you signed up for. In other words, be sure you're ready to do this before paying me $$$.

In the future, I hope to be able to offer more sliding scale options. If you want to stay on top of what class offerings I have coming up, sign up for my newsletter here.