Thursday, March 15, 2018

Science Fiction Reading and Writing Project in Bulawayo

Come join the Bulawayo Science Fiction Reading/Writing Workshop!

Photo from Chris Giles, CNN

Do you love science fiction, or love writing science fiction? Do you love to read and write in general? Come join this free group! Over the course of ten weeks, we will be distributing free copies of classic American and African science fiction short stories, discussing their ideas, their quality, their style – and then trying our own hands at writing science fiction, fantasy, or speculative fiction short stories. Work with an American literature professor and local publishers and writers to hone your craft and try new things.

We will read, write, and workshop each other’s work – and we will discuss publication opportunities in Zimbabwe and abroad. In May, we will receive a visit from an eminent American science fiction writer, who will give free workshops and readings in Bulawayo and elsewhere in Zimbabwe.

We’re looking for 16 good writers: please submit a short sample of your writing (in any genre or style!) to by March 27, 2018.

WHEN: April 6, 2018 – June 8, 2018; 4:30pm; Friday afternoons

WHERE: the American Space, 55 Jason Moyo (downtown Bulawayo near the vegetable market)

This project is funded generously by the US Embassy in Zimbabwe, and the US State Department, and is sponsored by ’amaBooks Publishers, and the NUST Departments of Journalism and Media Studies, and Publishing Studies.


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