BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Inprint - ECPv4.3.1.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Inprint X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Inprint BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20180120T133000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180120T173000 DTSTAMP:20180419T110339 CREATED:20171028T021630Z LAST-MODIFIED:20171203T220317Z SUMMARY:WORLDBUILDING IN FICTION 2018-104 DESCRIPTION:Worldbuilding is a term often consigned to the work fantasy and science fiction writers do to create alternative\, fictive realms\, like Tolkien's painstakingly detailed "Middle Earth" in Lord of the Rings. But as author Jeff Vandermeer points out\, "every setting in every piece of fiction is the product of someone's imagination." For example\, he says\, "your version of\, say\, Chicago\, is vastly different than a talking penguin's version." Earlier this year\, two essays ran on the popular writing blogs Electric Literature and Literary Hub\, titled\, “Against Worldbuilding\,” and “In Defense of Worldbuilding\,” respectively. In the former\, author Lincoln Michel claimed\, “While worldbuilding is an important part of some types of fiction in a couple genres\, it’s a largely counterproductive concept for most types of fiction.” To counter his argument\, Emily Temple suggested worldbuilding transcends genre\, and offers any author the means to build “complexity\, nuance\, a tactile sense of place\, an internal logic\, [and] a story that fulfills its own promise."\nIn this short\, intensive course\, we will discuss what it means to use worldbuilding in fiction\, using examples from both “genre” and literary work from authors like Kelly Link\, Ken Liu\, Jennifer Egan\, and others. We will also offer feedback on the opening sections of participants’ fiction-in-progress. We will not conduct a full workshop\, but look at the way each piece invites the reader into the world of the story\, and how the writer begins to construct an internal logic within their own work. URL: LOCATION:1520 W Main St\, Houston\, TX\, 77006\, United States GEO:29.7362907;-95.3985267 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=1520 W Main St Houston TX 77006 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1520 W Main St:geo:-95.3985267,29.7362907 CATEGORIES:Writers Workshops ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR