After the End: Writing Speculative Futures
Saturday 11 May, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $195
Conc Member: $120
Contemporary fiction is haunted by visions of the apocalypse and various forms of dystopia. Yet these stories do more than reflect the darkness back at us, they give us tools to think about our past, present and future. Find out how you can use these tools to explore your own ideas to generate speculative fiction.
This one-day class with James Bradley will analyse some of the reasons for the popularity of dystopia and post-apocalyptic futures, and help participants generate and develop ideas to create their own. Topics include tools for inspiration, the pleasures and possibilities of world-building, generating story and the challenges of writing about climate change.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Generate story ideas and themes
- Develop a world
- Write an opening section
Pen and paper or preferred device for writing. Please ensure your device is charged.
About the tutor
James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, all of which have won or been shortlisted for major literary awards, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His latest book is The Buried Ark, the second in […]