Jack Dann's Canberra SF workshop

Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy & Magical Realism with Jack Dann is the title of a five-hour writing workshop, scheduled for Saturday 7 April at the ACT Writers' Centre in Canberra.

The workshop will take place at the centre in Ainslie Ave., Braddon in two sessions from 10am-1pm and from 2pm-4pm. From the press release:

In this course bestselling author Jack Dann will cover: technical and thematic aspects of fantastic fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism; how to write in the various genres; history of the genres; essentials of writing cutting edge fiction; science fiction and historical fiction; Australian and British and American markets; the nature of creativity; how to tap into yourself to produce the stuff of fiction; how to get an agent (if and when you need an agent); how to submit a manuscript; how to determine the best market for a particular novel or story; how to prepare a manuscript, write a cover letter, and handle postage; do's and don'ts.

Jack is a multiple award-winning author who has written or edited 55 books, including The Memory Cathedral (an international bestseller about Leonardo Da Vinci, published in 10 languages). His awards include the Nebula award, the Australian Aurealis Award (twice), the Ditmar award (twice) and the World Fantasy Award. He lives in Melbourne and 'commutes' back and forth to Los Angeles and New York.

Cost: $66 members/conc, $110 others.

The ACT Writers' Centre will also host an evening panel session with experts in the genre on Saturday 7 April from 5pm in the Bogong Theatre, Gorman House. For further information about the workshop or panel session, contact Geoff Maloney.

(Friday, February 23 @ 23:35:13 WST)

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