Writing Speculative Fiction
Explore the boundless possibilities of speculative fiction with Jess Gately.
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Jun 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Stories
How can we build realistic worlds when they’re full of dragons, spaceships, ghosts and aliens? How do you build your world without info-dumping? And how do you make a sprawling epic feel close and homely to a reader?
In this three-hour workshop with Jess Gately we’ll explore the boundless possibilities of speculative fiction, how the genre offers a window to humanity, how worlds are built, and even more importantly how they’re presented to readers.
Perfect for writers of all stages, whether you’ve just started writing, are half-way through a project, or are revising a story.
Bring along a notebook/note-taking device and be prepared to write!
You are welcome to bring your own breakfast or snacks to eat during the workshop. There will be two small breaks of 15-20 minutes throughout the workshop.
Starting at $30, tickets are Pay-What-You-Feel. Scroll down below to buy your ticket and secure your spot.
Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected] to organise this.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected]
TRANSPORT AND ACCESSIBILITY
The closest car park is 6-8 Errichetti Pl, Wilson Parking. The central Perth Train Station is a 10-minute walk from Centre for Stories. Centre for Stories is a wheelchair-accessible building.
Jess GatelyExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Jess Gately is a freelance publishing professional with a particular penchant for speculative fiction. She works as a structural editor and a tutor at Curtin University, is the President of Editors WA (a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors), sits on the Board for the Small Press Network of Australia, and has worked for Perth Festival as the Literature and Ideas Program Coordinator, Night Parrot Press as the Publishing Coordinator, and Fremantle Press as the Events and Projects Officer. She has been a judge for the Aurealis Awards since 2019 and her master's thesis explored the process of editing a work of speculative fiction that utilises fictional languages.
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