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Writing Worlds: Worldbuilding in Science Fiction, Fantasy + Other Genres

Now is the perfect time to work on your epic fantasy novel, sci-fi video game, or tabletop roleplaying game, and this course can help you break ground. We will talk about the principles of good worldbuilding, read excerpts from stories that do it well, and write and workshop pieces as a class. You will leave with a chapter-length piece of writing in your setting and the skills you need to reliably create rich settings in a variety of genres.

Special Notes

  • All online classes require students to have a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a reliable internet connection. Students will use Zoom, so please download the app or log in with plenty of time before class.


Materials List

For this class, you'll need a computer with a microphone or mic capability and the ability to share files over Google Drive. We will be meeting with Zoom, which can be opened in browser.

About the Instructor

Rose Szabo

Rose holds an MA in English from the University of Maine and an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. They teach at VCU, and also offer the class Writing Worlds: Worldbuilding in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Other Genres at the Visual Arts Center. They live in Richmond with an indeterminate number of cats. Their novel, What Big Teeth, is forthcoming from FSG-Young Readers in Spring 2021.

www.roseszabo.com

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Writing Worlds: Worldbuilding in Science Fiction, Fantasy + Other Genres

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May 7 - June 46 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $99.00
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Instructor: Rose Szabo
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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