Speculative Imagination* Writing Workshops at Spoonbill Studio
Octavia Taught Me: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and the Fight for Social Justice with Adriana Green
Location: Spoonbill Studio at 99 Montrose Ave
Time: Friday December 1st, 2017, 7pm
Sign up here.
About the workshop:
What can Afrofuturism in contemporary speculative fiction teach us about identifying and subverting oppression? What authors combat power structures in this world, by fighting for social justice in other ones? This workshop will explore methods of restorative justice in two popular speculative fiction novels, Parable of the Talents and The Fifth Season. This is a generative workshop; while learning and discussing the literary tactics of Octavia Butler and N.K. Jemisin, we will do a series of creative writing exercises. Writers will leave with a greater understanding of the cultural import of Afrofuturism, individual tactics for writing alternate realities, and a few new titles for their reading list.
About the facilitator:
Adriana Green received her MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. She is a cross-genre writer living in NYC where she teaches creative writing and works as a writing consultant. Her work has appeared in The American Academy of Poets, The Felt, FanZine and elsewhere and she is currently working on her first poetic manuscript about race, death, grieving, and America.
Suggested admission for this event is $10. Pay what you can; No one is turned away for lack of funds.
*Speculative Imagination is a series of four workshops, organized by poet and Spoonbillian Lyric Hunter, to take place at Spoonbill & Sugartown's new location, 99 Montrose Ave. Other workshops in this series include
"Dreaming Double" with Nina Oteria on December 6th. Sign up here.
"Instead of, the Sky Opens Out: Fantasies of Prose" with Geoff Olsen on December 13th. Sign up here.