Almost a boot camp for writers…
Are you an aspiring science fiction and/or fantasy writer? Are most creative writing courses never really adequately address your genre? The good news is that there are a few notable writers workshops geared specifically to science-fiction and fantasy writers. One of these offered is the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a small prestigious workshop with an emphasis on fantasy writing. It’s held annually on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Instructors have included Harlan Ellison, Terry Brooks, Ellen Datlow, and Ben Bova.
This years six-week intensive workshop at the Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire takes place from June 11 to July 20, 2012. It is a serious, demanding program for developing writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work.
Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected full-time workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests, and 56% of graduates go on to professional publication.
Class meets for four hours each morning, five days/week. Half of class time is spent on lectures, writing exercises, and discussions; the other half is spent workshopping student stories. Students devote afternoons/evenings to writing, critiquing each other’s work, and completing class assignments. Guest lecturers visit one day/week and Jeanne Kalogridis, New York Times best-selling author, spends a week with students as writer-in-residence. College credit is available. Application deadline: April 7, 2012.