This weekend at WriterHouse: Edward Lerner

Tor Books author Edward M. Lerner will be at WriterHouse on Friday night for a free event and then Saturday and Sunday for a seminar. WriterHouse is at 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville — right behind the Preston Avenue Bodo’s.

The Many Worlds of Speculative Fiction with Edward M. Lerner Friday, January 22, 7pm

Join author Edward M. Lerner for a discussion of all manner of imagined realities. Lerner’s most recent books are the high-tech thrillers Small Miracles and Fools’ Experiments, both published by Tor. He is also the co-author (with Larry Niven) of three of the Ringworld Science Fiction Series (Juggler of Worlds, Fleet of Worlds, and the newest, Destroyer of Worlds). Free and open to the public.

Books available for purchase and signing.

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Seminar: Writing Speculative Fiction

Instructor: Edward M. Lerner

Cost: $125 Members | $139 Non-Members

Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24, 2010 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Love science fiction or fantasy? Writing for these markets requires all the basic authorial skills—and much that’s unique to the genres.

This intensive, two-day seminar examines what makes speculative fiction special. We’ll explore such techniques as world building, presenting the really other (aliens and elves), and the use of genre tropes. And because one goal of writing is to be read, we’ll also look at marketing speculative fiction and what to expect after the sale.

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