[VIRTUAL] Workshop: Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction
[VIRTUAL] Workshop: Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction

2 sessions, December 10 and 17, 2 PM ET – 5 PM ET
Sliding Scale $100-$200

REGISTER HERE!

**This is a workshop exclusively for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) writers. We encourage Queer and Trans BIPOC folx register. We ask all non-BIPOC allies to take a step back from this workshop.**

**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  at December 5th at 5 PM ET.**

This course will introduce attendees to the 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 for feedback from Victor and classmates on existing pieces, submitted in advance of the course.

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 and how they navigate imaginary worlds. 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. He is a 2022 Lambda Literary Emerging Voices Fellow, and his debut science fiction noir novel, THE SLEEPLESS, is out August 2022 from Erewhon Books. Find him online at victormanibo.com or on Twitter @victormanibo.

[VIRTUAL] Workshop: Blurring the Genre Lines of Speculative Fiction

Saturday, December 10, 2022
2:00 PM
$0.00


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