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.