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LOCUS WRITERS WORKSHOP: SINGLE-DAY INTENSIVES, BAY AREA

FALL 2016: AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DARYL GREGORY

JOIN DARYL GREGORY FOR A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON DYNAMIC PLOTTING AND BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Held in the East Bay with easy parking and near BART.

Includes tour of the Locus Magazine offices.

Workshop is $145.00. 
First Bay Area Class is $125.00!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR A GREAT WORKSHOP!

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DARYL GREGORY: RUNNING FROM BEARS
Daryl Gregory’s old acting teacher once told him that you can’t run from a bear—you can only run to what’s going to save you: the tree, the shotgun, or that spot just past your slower brother Louie. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create compelling stories by focusing on the essence of drama: characters who want something specific, and don’t get it until the end (if then). Through exercises and discussion you’ll learn practical techniques for creating dynamic plots, believable characters, and scenes that matter.

Daryl Gregory is an award-winning writer of genre-mixing novels, stories, and comics, including SF, fantasy, horror, and YA. First novel Pandemonium (2008) was a World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, and Shirley Jackson Award finalist, and won the Crawford award for best first fantasy. Second novel The Devil’s Alphabet (2009) was a Philip K. Dick Award finalist, and zombie novel Raising Stony Mayhall appeared in 2011. Neuro-SF novel Afterparty was an NPR and Kirkus Best Fiction book of 2014, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary awards. His most recent works are the young adult novel Harrison Squared (to be followed by books 2 and 3 in the next two years) and the novella We Are All Completely Finewhich won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus Awards.

Upcoming novel Spoonbenders will be published by Knopf, and has been picked up by Paramount for Anonymous Content.

Connie Willis & Daryl Gregory teaching the 2015 workshop in Seattle

Connie Willis & Daryl Gregory teaching the 2015 Workshop in Seattle

Several of the novels are being adapted for television. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories (a Publishers Weekly best book of 2011). His comics work includes Legenderry: Green Hornetthe Planet of the Apes, and Dracula: The Company of Monsters series (co-written with Kurt Busiek).

Locus Writers Workshops: Locus has been co-running a writing workshop in Seattle around the Locus Awards Weekend for the past few years and is excited to bring the class to the Bay Area. Past instructors include Connie Willis, Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Park, Christopher Barzak, and Daryl Gregory.

Thinking of attending? Please do. We support diversity! We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, size, nationality, religion, culture, education level, and self-identification.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Held in the East Bay with easy parking and near BART.
Includes tour of the Locus Magazine offices.

Workshop is $145.00. 

First Bay Area Class is $125.00!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR A GREAT WORKSHOP!

Workshop location and other details will be emailed after registration. Workshop is in San Leandro, CA near BART.  Additional questions? Please e-mail Locus.