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Speculative Fiction Writing 101 – Create Out-Of-This-World Stories

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Online

Speculative fiction centers on a setting other than the real world, involving futuristic, magical, or supernatural elements. This exploration in speculative fiction is inspired by this year’s Lit Lunch @ Night, featuring Alice Hoffman.

Join this class to write an imaginative story set in an alternate world of choice – the future, the past, or parallel to today, and not like home at all!  What does it look like and is it here on earth or beyond?  What  characters inhabit this alternative place? How do they speak, what do they eat, do they walk or fly or shape-shift, and do they have powers?  In this class you will begin creating the building blocks of your surreal short story which we will continue to work on next month with Speculative Fiction Writing 201, scheduled for Wednesday, December 16 at 7 pm.  Both classes ages 16 – adult.  Class limit: 20 people. 

Registrants will receive a small packet of writing instructions to review before class begins.  


LAURA WOODWARD CAVERS has been teaching writing classes at New Canaan Library and Darien Library for ten years.  She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College and is currently writing a novel, Bellwethers over Lenox.

The annual Literary Luncheon Benefit is coming to your home @ Night with everything you have come to expect and love about the experience. Don’t miss the 13th Annual Lit Lunch @ Night with Alice Hoffman on Friday the 13th of November 2020.

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November 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Laura Cavers