Join Jes Battis to discuss urban fantasy and how to build fantastic otherwheres that address inequalities within our own world, with a focus on queer and trans characters and world development.
Part of RPL's Writes of Spring programming series.
The title of this workshop plays on a moment in The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & other stories -when a character warns us about the dangers of “going down queer street”-as well as the idea that our fantasy worlds are always under construction. We’ll discuss how urban fantasy blossoms within cities, towns, and communities and how we can build fantastic other wheres that address inequalities within our own world. In This workshop, the presenter will focus on developing queer and trans characters (and worlds) within this genre. But they will also talk about intersecting experiences and how the magic of urban fantasy allows us to portray those complexities.
* Participants will receive a few questions via their registration email to help to guide and personalize discussions.
This program is conducted through Zoom. Register to receive a reminder, the evaluation, and any other resources.
Click the link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89032823776
This program is offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild.
Presenter Information: Jes Battis is the author of the Occult Special Investigator series (shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic), as well as the Parallel Parks series. They’ve written nonfiction for The Los Angeles Review of Books and Strange Horizons, and published poetry in The Malahat Review, The Capilano Review, and Poetry is Dead, among other journals. Their latest book, The Winter Knight, is a queer Arthurian murder mystery set in Vancouver (to be released by ECW Press in April of 2023). For more information please with Jes Battis's website.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Learn and Personal Interest | Books and Storytelling | Art and Creation |
TAGS: | Writing and Publishing | Artist and Author Talks |
|Mon, May 29||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, May 30||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:30AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
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