Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ultimate Science Fiction Writing Workshop

For any of you in the Boston area...

I will soon be co-teaching a 10-week SF and fantasy writing workshop, along with Craig Gardner. Here's the official press release:

The Ultimate Science Fiction Writing Workshop starts its second run! Two veteran SF/F writers—Jeffrey A. Carver and Craig Shaw Gardner—will teach elements of the craft and tricks of the trade, and conduct intensive workshopping of your work. This is a serious workshop for people seriously seeking to improve their science fiction and fantasy writing. It's a workshop for people eager to work hard, and willing to learn.

Between them, Jeff and Craig have written forty-some novels and a like number of short stories. Jeff has been a Nebula finalist, and Craig has made the NY Times bestseller list. Both have wide teaching experience. For more information about Jeff and Craig, visit their web sites at and

The workshop costs $400, starts April 2 at Pandemonium Books and Games in Central Square, Cambridge, and runs ten Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30, from April 2 until June 11 (Memorial Day excluded). Advance registration is required. You can pick up a registration form in the store, or request one by email from the instructors. Don't delay!

For more information, call Pandemonium at 617-547-3721, or email the instructors at jeff [at] or csgcsgcsg [at]

If you're in our area, and you're an aspiring writer, I hope you'll come join us!

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At 9:08 PM, Blogger substandardTim said...

i vote for it to become a traveling workshop...that travels to pa.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger tsmacro said...

And then after that head west to Indiana!

Either that we need to get some sci-fi writers to convince some scientists that instant teleportation (ala star trek transporter) is actually possible and then the commute to Boston wouldn't be so bad! =;)

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Charlza said...

Then back South East to Georgia :p

My 6-7 writing projects that were at various stages- conceptual/outline to near completion- were boxed up and misplaced for about 5 years. Writing can do wonders for deciphering yourself. Maybe one of these days. I figure I'll delve back into them again one of these days.

At 3:18 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

You guys may be onto something there. What we need is a big RV (powered by a rooftop windmill), in which we and all of our groupies could travel around the country spreading the True Way...

Or maybe just teaching workshops.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger skottk said...

As a participant in the first session (which still continues as a writing group), I can heartily endorse Jeff and Craig's program. Jeff and Craig both put a lot of time and effort into the sessions and their critiques, and are both thoughtful, perceptive, and meticulous editors.

Three thumbs up! (it's SF, after all!)


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