FANTASTICAL WORLDBUILDING WORKSHOP: 'TRANSPARENT WINDOWS' EVENT
A creative workshop with the title 'Fantastical Worldbuilding: Creating Worlds in Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror' will be offered on Friday Feb. 23rd, 2018, by Dimitra Nikolaidou and Vaya Pseftaki.
This workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (308, 3rd floor, New Philosophy Building) between 18:30-20:30.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.'
For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
From Middle Earth to Weaveworld, speculative fiction unfolds in a variety of unforgettable realms. While the protagonists perform incredible feats, the author of fantasy, horror and science fiction also has to perform a feat of their own: craft a world that is enticing, believable, consistent and inspiring in equal measure. Moreover, they have to convey this information to the reader while the story unfolds, without slowing down their plot. In this workshop, the participants will receive an array of practical tools, skills and tips to help them create original worlds and introduce the reader into them in the course of the story. In addition, they will receive information on the best ways to present and publish their work in the future.
Dimitra Nikolaidou is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, researching Role-Playing Games and Speculative Fiction. She holds Creative Writing Diplomas from Iowa University, the Open University and Wesleyan University. She is the editor-in-chief at Archetypo Publications since 2005. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines.
Vaya Pseftaki holds an MA in Creative writing from Kingston University. She has translated numerous speculative works, and her own novel has been published by Ars Nocturna. She has published stories in Coloured Lens and Antitheto Imisphairio. Together with Dimitra Nikolaidou, she has founded Tales of the Wyrd, offering creative writing workshops and seminars since 2015.