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IN PERSON: Future Tense: The Thrill of Speculative Fiction

Event Description

Science fiction isn’t just about men in a lab or robots in space—it’s also about us, all of us, our families and our communities.

In this hybrid lecture and interactive writing workshop, audiences will learn a brief history and definitions of speculative fiction—an umbrella term that encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, space opera, supernatural, horror, etc. We’ll then engage in writing exercises to give participants an opportunity to write in the genre, starting with a warm-up prompt before tackling questions about how issues like climate change, genetic manipulation, or artificial intelligence might affect them in the decades to come.

Developments in science and technology affect people of all genders, races, and nationalities, so we should all have a voice in exploring the changes we’ll face. This workshop will empower participants to start imagining—and writing—the world of the future. 

  • When
  • January 27, 2024
    2:00 pm
  • Where
  • Graham Pierce County Library
    9202 224th St E Graham, WA 98338 United States
  • Host
  • Graham Pierce County Library
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau roster is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted by a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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