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Feedback Loops: A Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop

Artist Mike Nelson cites the influence of speculative fiction on his creative practice. Taught by award-winning science fiction writer Karl Schroeder, this two-day workshop runs from Saturday, 3 May through Sunday, 4 May from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM. It explores the mutual influence of fantastic writing and visual arts. Using the works on view as starting points for narrative development, participants will learn the mechanics of writing and refining a speculative short story, resulting in an original piece of fiction that may be published in the gallery's online journal
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Karl Schroeder is a science fiction writer and futurist. His ten published novels, including the New York Times notable book Ventus, have been translated into many languages and reimagined in audiobook and graphic forms. A founding member of SF Canada, the National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals, Schroeder has taught writing at George Brown College and engaged in many workshops and public forums on writing. His written work explores the intersection of science and philosophy, and blends fiction and rigorous futures research.

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