Explore the outer limits of your imagination in this exciting, practical and enjoyable Science Fiction Writing workshop with Shane McCauley. Be prepared to encounter exhilarating and possibly disturbing aspects of the future via consideration of masters of the genre, as well as sharing your own views with like-minded others and participating in (legally) mind-expanding creative exercises. Learn how to adapt the elements of fiction – characterisation, plotting, style, point of view – to a genre which shows no sign of declining in popular appeal.
While better known as a prize-winning poet who has had eight books and over 1300 poems published in national and overseas journals, Shane wrote his first SF story in a school exercise book in 1968, possibly when he was supposed to be studying something else. His first published story (Westerly, 1975) was SF and he published several more from the 70s to the early 90s. Since then he has focused more on poetry, but has never lost his love for the fascinating and always relevant SF genre. He has a MA (Hons) in English from the University of Sydney and is a retired TAFE and university lecturer, having taught Creative Writing, among other subjects, for nearly 40 years.
Title: “Science Fiction Writing” with Shane McCauley
Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.
Call (08) 9301 2282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.
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