Our general SF workshop for all ages had to be canceled, unfortunately, because of too few people registering. (Too bad, our workshop last fall was packed, and was a great group.)
We are, however, offering one other workshop—a writing workshop for Teens Only. It’s to run during the public school vacation week, which starts April 16. Here’s the blurb, as it went out to some local email lists:
This notice is for teen writers (and parents of teen writers)! Are any of you (or your kids) aspiring fantasy and science fiction writers, or do you have friends who are? Starting during April vacation week, I’ll be teaching a teens-only writing workshop along with fellow Arlingtonian and veteran SF/F writer Craig Shaw Gardner. We’ll be leading three 3-hour afternoon sessions of discussion and brainstorming to help you get moving with your fiction, followed by two Saturday sessions for group critique of your completed stories.
Be ready to write, stretch your mind, and write some more! You’ll learn the craft of writing—and just as important, the art of workshopping, with the support of your peers.
So who the heck are we, that we would propose to mess with your minds this way? Well, between us, we’ve written forty-some novels and a like number of short stories. My work has been a finalist for the Nebula Award, and Craig’s has made it to the NY Times bestseller list. We’ve both even written Battlestar Galactica novels, based on the new series! You can find out more about us by visiting our web sites at http://www.starrigger.net/ and http://www.craigshawgardner.com/.
The workshop costs $200, runs April 16, 17, 18 (1:00–4:00 p.m.)—that’s school vacation week—and then will be followed by two Saturday sessions, April 21 and May 5 (also 1:00–4:00) to workshop the stories you’ve written.
We’ll be meeting at Pandemonium Books and Games in Central Square, Cambridge. (For directions, visit the Pandemonium web site at http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/.) You must register in advance. You can pick up a registration form in the store, or request one by email from me. Don’t delay!
For more information, call Pandemonium at 617-547-3721, or email either of us at jeff [at] starrigger.net or csgcsgcsg [at] aol.com.
–Jeffrey A. Carver
So if you’re local to the Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts area, and you are a teen (or have a teen in your house) with an interest in a cool writing workshop, get in touch! Preferably right away!