Speculative Fiction Masterclasses

I’m booked to run two spec fic master classes for Writers’ Victoria in September. Sign up now, or miss out. Course outlines below:

MDP_author pic

Spec Fic Masterclass

(Londsdale Street, Melbourne)

Sunday 28 September 2014, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Marianne de Pierres
Rating: Emerging and Established
Type: Masterclass

Address some of the key issues in writing speculative fiction, including how to build convincing worlds, maintain narrative drive, and effectively mix sub-genres. Get an up-to-date insight into the industry, explore the concept of creating adaptable content for New Media and how to survive in the brave new world of publishing.

Learning Outcomes 
• Excellence in world-building 
• How to maintain narrative drive 
• How to successfully mix speculative fiction genres 
• How to create speculative fiction for the new world of publishing 
• Current industry insight

Marianne de Pierres is a multi-award winning Australian author of novels written in the science fiction, fantasy, crime, and young adult genres. Over the eighteen years Marianne has been a professional writer, she’s acquired a wide skill base and knowledge about the craft and business of writing. Marianne is currently tutoring in writing at the University of Queensland and is the Project Manager for WRITE101x, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) being developed by uqX as part of the edX consortium.

Marianne will also be giving this workshop in Geelong on Saturday 27 September.

This tour is made possible by the support of the Australia Council for the Arts in collaboration with the national network of State and Territory Writers Centres.

Book online now.

 

Spec Fic Masterclass

(Geelong)

Saturday 27 September 2014, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Marianne de Pierres
Rating: Emerging and Established
Type: Masterclass

Address some of the key issues in writing speculative fiction, including how to build convincing worlds, maintain narrative drive, and effectively mix sub-genres. Get an up-to-date insight into the industry, explore the concept of creating adaptable content for New Media and how to survive in the brave new world of publishing.

Learning Outcomes 
• Excellence in world-building 
• How to maintain narrative drive 
• How to successfully mix speculative fiction genres 
• How to create speculative fiction for the new world of publishing 
• Current industry insight

Marianne de Pierres is a multi-award winning Australian author of novels written in the science fiction, fantasy, crime, and young adult genres. Over the eighteen years Marianne has been a professional writer, she’s acquired a wide skill base and knowledge about the craft and business of writing. Marianne is currently tutoring in writing at the University of Queensland and is the Project Manager for WRITE101x, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) being developed by uqX as part of the edX consortium.

Marianne will also be giving this workshop in Melbourne on Sunday 28 September.

This tour is made possible by the support of the Australia Council for the Arts in collaboration with the national network of State and Territory Writers Centres. It is presented in collaboration with Geelong Writers and Belmont Library.

Book online now.


More from the Blog

MDP ON TV: Orphan Black

Review: Guardian by Jo Anderton

Review: Wolves by Simon Ings

» Read All Posts


Latest Tweets

RT @dk_mok: Nice #2014snapshot interview with Marianne de Pierres @mdepierres. On webcomics, Emo Traders and savouring writing. http://t.co
1hreplyretweetfavorite
@helenmerrick Thanks Helen. M x
2hreplyretweetfavorite
Aussie Spec Writer's snapshot is in full swing on the webs. Check out who's writing what in Oz. http://t.co/2EetB63a52
2hreplyretweetfavorite

Recent Comments

 
Awards

davitt-award  aurealis-award

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Sisters in Crime Australia -- 2009 Best Crime Novel

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
2010 Best Science Fiction Novel

Categories

Archives

Search

Follow

Keep in contact through the following social networks or via RSS feed:

  • Follow on Facebook
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Follow on Pinterest
  • Follow on Google+
  • Follow on GoodReads
  • Follow on Tumblr
  • Follow on Flickr
  • Follow on YouTube