Feb 05, 2015
I'll be at the University of Toronto February 26, reading and answering questions from 7:30 pm
They're studying Sun of Suns at the U of T this term and Professor Michael Johnstone has invited me down to talk to the class on February 25th. This event is open to the public, so if you want to come by, we'll be at the Muzzo Family Alumni Hall 400, at 121 St. Joseph Street. We'll be starting at 7:30 p.m. with a reading, and then I'll be doing a Q&A. My priority is to answer queries by the students, but I'm not about to turn down any good question. Afterward, there'll be signing.
I'm flattered that the class has chosen Sun of Suns, and would like to thank Prof. Johnstone and the class for inviting me in.
Apr 07, 2014
The intersection of installation art and fiction
On Saturday, May 3 and Sunday May 4, 2014, I will be hosting a workshop called Feedback Loops, on the mutual influence of art and speculative fiction, at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery here in Toronto. Using the works on view as starting points for narrative development, participants will learn the mechanics of writing and refining a speculative short story, resulting in an original piece of fiction that may be published in the gallery's online journal Switch On.
The workshop is being co-hosted by the Power Plant, the International Festival of Authors, and the Humber School for Writers. If you're interested in attending, please contact the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000.
Feb 20, 2014
I'll be one of the speakers at the Fields Institute's panel discussion
How does math influence science fiction? In my case, I'm functionally inumerate and yet have created hard-SF universes that others have written scientific papers about. How does that work? This Saturday myself, Suzanne Church and Tony Pi will be talking about the intersection point of math and imagination--and perhaps, about the idea that there's no real difference between the two.
See you there!
Apr 24, 2008
I'll be doing intensive all-day writing workshops at the University of Toronto for a week
The continuing education people at the University of Toronto have invited me in to spend a week with anybody who wants to improve their science fiction writing. (Caveat: it's the process and your hard work that'll improve you, not any genius on my part.) If you're in the GTA in July and can come, I'd love to see you!
You can find out more information on the course at the University of Toronto Continuing Education website. --Actually, forget that, I'll just drop their page right in here:
SCS 1823 Summer Writing School: Science Fiction
Science Fiction explores the effects of technological change on social systems and on individuals. Get instruction and advice on plot, character and world-building, how to research SF, and how to market your work.
Please submit a piece (or excerpt) you wish to workshop (maximum 20 pages, double-spaced) by June 23: email@example.com
(subject to change)
2:00-3:00 Tuesday to Thursday
Monday at 2:30 and Thursday at 4:30
As well, students get one private tutorial session to discuss their work with the instructor.
This course may be applied towards the SCS Certificate(s) in
|SCS 1823 - 002||Status: Available|
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00AM - 4:00PM
7 Jul 2008 to 11 Jul 2008
Number of Sessions: 5
Campus: St. George Campus