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Young Willamette Writers: Hello, World: Techniques and tricks for creating a realistic, complex, captivating science fiction world that can be used in any story!
February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In this workshop, we’ll look at the broad categories of science fiction and fantasy worlds and stories, then talk about how to put a new spin on old favorites, as well as how to make the worldbuilding in your story resonate with readers and propel your plot and character arcs.
About the Speaker:
Emily Suvada is the award-winning author of the Mortal Coil trilogy, a science fiction thriller series for young adults. The first book, This Mortal Coil, won the Oregon Spirit Book Award, and was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Readings Young Adult Book Prize. Emily’s work investigates themes of technological progress, bioethics, and what it means to be human in a world where DNA itself can be rewritten. Emily was born in Australia, where she spent her childhood reading, writing, and watching Star Trek. In college, she studied math and astrophysics, and went on to a career in finance before finding her way back to her first love—books. Today, Emily lives in Portland, OR, with her family, and still spends most of her free time reading, writing, and watching Star Trek. She also enjoys cooking, coding, and chasing her toddler around local parks and trails.