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World Building for Science Fiction and Fantasy *ONLINE WORKSHOP*

22 April @ 18:30 - 20:30

What goes into making a great world for your fiction, and where do you begin with such a seemingly huge task?

About this Event

Fantasy and science-fiction are both genres renowned for worldbuilding, with authors creating evocative, exciting settings for their stories from scratch. But what goes into making a great world for your fiction, and where do you begin with such a seemingly huge task? This workshop will be offering up a range of practical advice, exercises and examples to ensure you can develop well-considered and thrilling settings for your tales!

Writer and creative writing tutor, Alex Davis will guide you through a series of exercises designed to help you:

  • Establish what the definition of worldbuidling is
  • Explore some of the fundamental aspects of worldbuilding
  • Look at what makes for a truly compelling fantasy/SF world
  • Investigate what aspects writers needs to consider in worldbuilding
  • Study exemplar pieces of worldbuilding from other fantasy and SF pieces

About Alex

Alex Davis is an author of horror and science-fiction, as well as a tutor and lecturer with fifteen years of experience. He has had a range of horror short stories and poetry published. He’s also the creator and organisers of Derby’s popular Edge-Lit genre fiction event, which enters its 9th year in 2020.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS members and £15 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

How to access the workshop

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.

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22 April
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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