[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction
Victor Manibo
[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction

Saturdays, June 3 and 10, 2023 | 2 PM ET – 5 PM ET | Sliding Scale $100- $200
Online | 2 Sessions | REGISTER HERE!

**Apply for a scholarship seat here! Limited scholarship seats are available and will be chosen by lottery. The deadline to apply for a scholarship seat is end of day May 29, 2023**

**All AAWW workshops serve writers of the global majority (BIPOC). If you are not a person of the global majority, we ask you to refrain from signing up for this workshop.**

This course is open to beginner and novice writers in any genre and any form (short or long) with an interest in writing fiction with speculative elements.

Keeping in theme with our workshop theme of understory, this workshop harkens to interspecies relationships by way of genre blurring, this course will introduce attendees to effective ways of blending the speculative fiction genres (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) and non-speculative genres such as domestic fiction, mysteries and thrillers, and romance. 

This workshop will involve lectures about genre and subgenre definitions; works that successfully straddle genre lines; structural considerations and managing reader expectations when writing genre-blending works. 

This workshop will also have a seminar and discussion component centering genre-blending short stories. Attendees will generate writings based on prompts during the workshop. 

Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to submit their own writing (submitted in advance of the course) for feedback from the instructor and other attendees.

Victor Manibo is a Filipino speculative fiction writer living in New York. As a queer immigrant and a person of color, he writes about people who live these identities as they navigate imaginary worlds. He is the author of the science fiction noir novel THE SLEEPLESS and is a 2022 Lambda Literary Emerging Voices Fellow. His next book, ESCAPE VELOCITY, comes out in Spring 2024 from Erewhon Books. Aside from fiction, he also spins fantastical tales in his career as a lawyer. He lives in Queens with his husband, their dog, and their two cats. Find him online at victormanibo.com or on Twitter @victormanibo.

Captions provided. ASL Interpretation available upon request 1 week ahead of the first workshop session. For further questions and access needs, please contact tle@aaww.org.

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[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction

Victor Manibo
Saturday, June 3, 2023
2:00 PM

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