Writing Courses

March 3rd, 2007 • Posted in News |

Along with a load of other writers I’m doing some teaching at a big evenst in Leicester soon – check out below!

Fantastic! A season of events for lovers of fantasy, horror and science fiction.
Leicester, Spring 2007
Fright Night
22nd March, 7:30pm – 9pm
Central Lending Library
FREE, but places limited so book early!
Bookings: 0116 2527347
Horror lurks in the most unexpected of places, even in the basement of your local library! Three tales of spine-chilling terror unfold in an evening of horrific intensity. Join horror maestros Sarah Pinborough, Tony Richards and World Horror Grand Master Ramsey Campbell on a journey into the heart of fear itself.
In the library, no one can hear you scream*
ADVISORY WARNING * not suitable for the very young or the easily disturbed!

Utopia vs. Dystopia
Tuesday 6th March, 6:30pm
LCB Depot, Rutland Street
Utopia: an ideal place or state
Dystopia: a society characterized by human misery
What will the future hold for society? A perfect world where gene therapies create virtual immortality, robot labour makes work a thing of the past and artificial intelligence brings about world peace? Or will the computers set out to exterminate humanity, with the help of catastrophic climate change and a new generation of weapons of mass destruction? Are we heading for a utopian dream, or a dystopian nightmare.
Imagining the future is all part of a days work for science fiction writers Ian Watson and Paul McAuley. Join them as they discuss our possible tomorrows in this special event presented as part of Café Culturel and the Fantastic! live literature season.

Fantastic! Leicester
Thursday 5th April, 7pm
Leicester Adult Education Centre, Wellington Street
FREE – but book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Bookings: 0116 2527347
Science fiction and fantasy can take us from ancient worlds of myth to the farthest star in a distant galaxy, but how much are writers of the fantastic influenced by the real world. Mark Chadbourn, author of The Age of Misrule trilogy, bestselling science fiction novelist Pater F Hamilton and world fantasy award winner Graham Joyce reveal how fantastic fiction can have its roots even in places as real as Leicester. Presented by Leicester Writers Club as part of the Fantastic! Event season.

Fantastic! Writers Masterclass Series
Workshops start at 6:30pm unless otherwise stated
Richard Attenborough Centre, University Road
Are you serious about writing speculative fiction? The Fantastic! season includes a series of masterclass sessions with professional writers from the field. Whether you write hard edged Sci-Fi, high fantasy or gut wrenching horror these workshops will give you the opportunity to improve your writing by learning from the professionals.

23rd March (6pm start)
James Barclay * author of the heroic fantasy trilogies Chronicles of the Raven and Legends of the Raven.

27th April
Tim Lebbon * leading writer of contemporary horror including the dual novels Dusk and Dawn.

24th May
Graham Joyce * World Fantasy and four time British Fantasy Award winning novelist.

Places on the masterclass are limited. For more information and details of how to apply please e-mail: damien.walter@leicester.gov.uk

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