Art of Genre class Extension and Scholarships!January 14th, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
**Just a quick update! Enrollment for the “Art of Genre” class at Grub Street has been extended to THURSDAY the 15th of January, and there are scholarships available for reduced tuition. Pass along to anyone who might be interested!–**
ChiZi ne Fiction Editor, Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winning horror and SF writer Michael Marano will be offering a new class on “The Art of Genre” at Grub Street, Inc., a non-profit creative writing center dedicated to nurturing writers and connecting readers with the wealth of writing talent in the Boston area. Grub’s mission is to support creative writers at all stages of their development so that they can achieve their goals of publication, social and professional networking, gainful employment in the field, and/or personal enrichment. Details are below. For more information, contact Grub Street via their web site at http://www.grubstreet.org/
The Art of Genre
Using the unreal in your fiction offers unique opportunities to break fresh, new ground. This class will help hone the tools you’ll need to write genre fiction--be it science fiction, fantasy, or horror--with a distinctly literary bent. In addition to the weekly workshopping of short stories and novel fragments, students will be given a background on the genres’ histories and their respective subgenres, strategies for using surrealism and postmodernism in their work, approaches to using “real world” research as a way to flesh out otherworldly settings and narratives, and ways to use the unreal as a tool to make metaphoric statements that can only be articulated with fantastic trappings. Other topics covered will be strategies for marketing your work, techniques for idea generating, and protocols for developing their work with the help of editors and agents. The goal is to give you a solid grounding in the demands of fantastic fiction, and a better understanding of literary potential of your favorite genres. $425/$400 members (NOTE: Scholarships are available for reduced tuition!)10 Sundays in Boston, 6pm – 9pm. Begins January 18th Instructor: Michael MaranoRegistration Deadline: January 15th!