CSSF Writers WorkshopJust one month left to apply for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction's summer Science Fiction Writers Workshop!
This summer, the fine author and fellow Young Gunn (that is, former Gunn student) Brad Denton joins us for Week Two of the Workshop, and James Gunn joins us for lunch, some workshopping (he's stepping back a bit), and random chats, and Kij Johnson will be there running her SF/F/H Novel Writer's Workshop during the same time. Days are filled with workshopping, nights with writing and dinner out in beautiful downtown Lawrence and movies and discussions late into the night. For ten years, this was my summer vacation, when I fell in love with this town and the Center, and when Jim became my SFnal Dad. Oh, and we'll workshop stories, discuss what works and doesn't in writing, analyze how to make it in today's publishing world, and talk about being human in the future. Don't miss it!
When: June 26 - July 8
Where: Lawrence, Kansas
Final deadline to apply: June 1
Housing: Templin Hall, conveniently the same dorm where we meet
Campbell ConferenceRight after both workshops and before the Intensive Institute on the Teaching of Science Fiction (available for credit or not) is the Campbell Conference and Awards Ceremony, honoring our Campbell Award and Sturgeon Award winners plus SF in general. It's a fabulous event and a great wrap for the Workshops (and kickoff for the Institute). We're firming up plans now, and we'll soon add a few more special guests. If you'll be in the area - or not! - plan to be here!
Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede MovieSpeaking of Brad and his awesomeness, the new indie movie based on his Campbell Award-winning novel, Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede is now in production! If you'd like to read this book but don't have the cash for a rare, out-of-print copy, Brad also offers it for free download on his site. Here's the teaser trailer:
KaCSFFS Writers WorkshopIf you don't have two weeks but want to talk spec-fic writing with Robin Wayne Bailey, Rob Chilson, and me, come on over to the KaCSFFS Writers Workshop at the at The Writers Place.
When: Saturday, May 21, at 6:00pm
Where: 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri
What's included: Finger foods, tea, and coffee
Cost: Free to dues-paid KaCSFFS members, $30 to the public - everyone is welcome!
Questions?Lemme know! Hope to see you at one of these events.