Science fiction midsummer weekend

Art, science and science fiction in Northumberland for the Continuum Midsummer Weekend in Allenheads 22-23 June. Exhibitions, workshops, performances and a sunset to sunrise musical drone. I will be running a future fiction workshop with Rob La Frenais. Sun 23 June 1-2pm. Book at traceykwarr@gmail.com. We have organised a trail of future fiction portals around…

Writing the Future Workshop

‘On exoplanet 55555b Frank span around, hearing something big in the water near a lilypatch, but missed sight of it.’ Writing the Future workshop, Sun 5 May 2-5pm, Hexham Book Festival, http://www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk ‘The thrill of an empty planet to do better with.’ ‘Wealths lining their pockets for their exoplanet escape. Capitalism is cannibalism.’ ‘It was standing…

Future Fiction Workshop

The Continuum project is bringing art and science together via the bridge of speculative literature. The project is organised by Allenheads Contemporary Arts, the only arts venue in the UK with an astronomical observatory. Continuum was launched last night in Newcastle with presentations by artists and interactions with the International Space Station. As part of this project,…

Experiencing Suspense

Can I get through treacherous snow and howling winds in the UK today to reach the Gers in south-west France for a weekend workshop with a group of delightful writers? If I make it, we plan to consider narrators, voice, tense, creating characters, creating suspense, settings, and constructing fictional worlds. That should be enough to…