Queer Poetics (Poetry Barn)
Dates: June 6 - July 3, 2022
Format: Online Workshop (asynchronous, more info)
This workshop is an intersectional primer on LGBTQIA+ writers throughout the history of poetry. We’ll explore poets like Walt Whitman, Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde, but also the contemporary queer poets who have catapulted into the mainstream like Jericho Brown and Danez Smith. We’ll write poems alongside and inspired by the voices of queer poetics. This class is meant both for writers who want to explore their queerness and for writers who want to learn more about the history of queer poetry.
Writing Speculative Short Fiction (Writing Workshops Dallas
4-Week Online Workshop, Starts July 11th, 2022
The world of speculative short fiction is a highly competitive but welcoming community where a new writer can make a start in their career. In this workshop, we'll explore the fine art of writing short stories for genre markets, with an exploration of the main tropes of each genre from science fiction to fantasy to horror.Picasso said, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." This workshop dives into the rules of speculative fiction and how to break them while honing your writing for pro markets. Course Outline:
Week 1: Tropes and Learning Your Genre
Week 2: The First Page Promise: What Editors Expect
Week 3: Worldbuilding, Setting, and Character-based Action
Week 4: Revision and Submitting to SFF Magazines
About the Author
Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath
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