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Sunday, April 8 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9B: Fantastic Extremes: The Environments of Speculative Fiction
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The worlds of speculative fiction are filled with social and ecological extremes. These settings operate on a sensory as well as conceptual level. How can we as genre writers make the most of the environments we create, in terms of character, craft, and sociopolitical implication? This class will explore both environmental speculative fiction and real-world nonfiction that documents the extremes of Earth or considers the philosophy of space. We'll explore the genres of cli-fi (climate fiction) and ecofiction, discuss the "poetics of space," write, and brainstorm new ecologies.

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Sara Rivera

Poet & Fiction Writer
Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban/Peruvian writer, artist, educator, and translator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her poetry and speculative fiction have appeared in The Loft Anthology, Origins Journal, DIALOGIST, Storyscape Journal, Circuits & Slippers, The Green Mountains Review, in... Read More →

Sunday April 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Winthrop Room - 4th Floor
  Block 9, Lecture