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SFF Collective - Worldbuilding

Tuesday October 15, 2019
18:00 - 19:00
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The SFF (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction) Collective is a group that meets regularly to discuss topics relating to SFF books and share book recommendations across the genre.

For our first meeting, we will be discussing worldbuilding. What books have great worldbuilding? How do writers effectively (or not) communicate the intricate details of their imaginary worlds through paratextual elements such as footnotes and maps? Where do SFF writers take their inspiration from and who are some good writers who are moving away from Western mythology-based settings? How does world history come into it?

Series discussed in this session may include Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Discworld, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Tales of Earthsea, A Darker Shade of Magic, Grishaverse.


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Prema Arasu

Prema Arasu is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia. Their research is practice-led with a focus on gender in fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction. They hold a BA (Hons) in English and Cultural Studies from UWA and a Master of Letters in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of St. Andrews. Prema has both academic and creative publications in the areas of fantasy literature and speculative fiction, queer and feminist postmodernism, the body, performance art, and diaspora studies. They are currently involved in a number of projects aimed at making the WA arts scene more diverse and inclusive.

James Youd

James Youd is a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Western Australia. His research focusses on the use of the fairy-tale genre in Australian literature and how 'faery' has been deployed in building national identity and mythmaking.

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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