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Writing Cyperpunk & Steampunk

14 April @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

This session will look at two of the most popular subgenres of science fiction, taking in the darker futures of Cyberpunk and the Victorian-inspired sci-fi of Steampunk.

We’ll take a look at the roots and history of each form, look at some prominent examples, explore what makes the subgenres what they are and give you some writing time to develop your own ideas in both fields.

Throughout this 2-hour workshop, you will…

  • Look at the history and roots of Cyberpunk and Steampunk
  • Examine some of the most popular and most critically acclaimed titles in the fields, including books, TV and film
  • Study the key elements of each subgenre
  • Take part in exercises that will help develop your own concepts in each field

About Alex

Alex Davis is a writer, tutor, lecturer, editor and proofreader based in Derby. His work has often focused on science-fiction, fantasy and horror, including his SF novel The Last War and 50+ published short stories and poems. He has led a wide range of workshops over the last fifteen years, and has been an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Derby for the last three years. He is also the creator and organiser of the popular Edge-Lit genre fiction event.

Book your place

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


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 link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


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