Writing Dystopian Fiction: No Votes for Women

Writing Dystopian Fiction: No Votes for Women

Posted on behalf of Sunderland Creative Writing Festival

Begin creating a dystopian world in this workshop about futures that might be and histories that could have been...

From Orwell's 1984 to the YA bestseller The Hunger Games, the appetite for dystopian fiction remains insatiable. In this workshop, we'll be looking at futuristic world-building, re imagining history and creating characters and conflict that will leave you with a plot outline you can turn into a novel.

Inspired by the #Vote100 events celebrating the centenary of women's right to vote, we'll be exploring building a world where this event didn't come to pass as a stimulus for new material.

Heather Askwith

Heather Askwith is a 2017 Northern Writers' Award winner, and signed with literary agent James Wills from Watson, Little last year. Her YA horror manuscript is in edits. Heather received Distinction for her MA Creative Writing last year and is now studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Sunderland with a focus on the horror genre and the female body.

18 Mar 2018 at 10:00am
until 18 Mar 2018 at 12:00pm
Room RV204
The Reg Vardy Centre

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