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Write to Save the Future

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2022-07-05 14:00:00 2022-07-05 16:00:00 America/New_York Write to Save the Future Recommended for ages 12 to 21. Join local SF writer Jerri Jerreat in an online writing workshop to help you to write crisp, exciting stories set in the future which influence readers in positive ways. Calvin Park Branch

Tuesday, July 05
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-05 14:00:00 2022-07-05 16:00:00 America/New_York Write to Save the Future Recommended for ages 12 to 21. Join local SF writer Jerri Jerreat in an online writing workshop to help you to write crisp, exciting stories set in the future which influence readers in positive ways. Calvin Park Branch

Recommended for ages 12 to 21. Join local SF writer Jerri Jerreat in an online writing workshop to help you to write crisp, exciting stories set in the future which influence readers in positive ways.

Writers have an opportunity to shape a better future. We influence readers. We can read the latest science, incorporate green energy into our fictional futures, and show how humans can change the fate of a warming planet. Perhaps you can't return the ice melting at the North Pole; however, you can roll innovative science and tech into your story. Must xenophobia and dystopia be our future? Really? The story must still entertain, so this workshop will give you tips and practice at creating believable, diverse characters to draw your readers into the whirlpool of your tale.

Have a laptop, tablet, or classic pen and paper handy to take notes and try some fun exercises.

Jerri Jerreat has an MFA in Creative Writing and taught Creative Writing for six years at St. Lawrence College. Her stories have been published in the two "Glass and Gardens" solarpunk anthologies, and in literary magazines, including "The New Quarterly", "Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment", "The Yale Review Online", "Etched Onyx"', "Everyday Fiction," and others.

This program requires free registration. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. Registration closes thirty minutes in advance of the program.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | New Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Entertainment |

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Calvin Park Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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