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Portsmouth, South East PO1 2DX United Kingdom

November 2020

Writing Fiction: Dystopian Present and Future

14 November, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, South East PO1 2DX United Kingdom

This is an online event. 2020 has been an interesting year, and we have seen many elements of science fiction become part of our everyday lives. This creative writing workshop, led by Calum Kerr, will look at the role of speculative fiction, particularly with regard to writing the current situation, and looking to the future. It will feature a range of exercises and hopefully enlighten you on some of the richest writing around. Calum Kerr is Lecturer in Creative Writing…

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Imagined Futures in the Victorian Novel

18 November, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk
Portsmouth, South East PO1 2DX United Kingdom

This is an online event. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writings have a long heritage, dating back to the earliest human texts, but the modern, largely secular post-apocalyptic tradition has its genesis in nineteenth-century literature and culture. This period gave rise to a sub-genre of environmental apocalyptic fiction, a tradition rooted in anticipations of the damage Homo sapiens are capable of unleashing on the globe. In a century widely regarded as the start of the Anthropocene (the newest geological era, evidencing humankind’s…

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