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Sat, Oct 22



Writing Utopia: A Worldbuilding Workshop

An interactive worldbuilding workshop with a focus on optimistic, utopian futures.

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Writing Utopia: A Worldbuilding Workshop
Writing Utopia: A Worldbuilding Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About The Event

What is utopia? How do we build utopian words and write utopian stories that are believable? Can we create compelling conflict and tension in idealistic, utopian stories? How do we build future utopias that are more innovative and creative than simply idealized version of the current socio-economic system?

In this dynamic, three hour online worldbuilding workshop, we will:

  • learn about various elements of worldbuilding and utopia, and how to bring them together.
  • engage in interactive worldbuilding exercises throughout the workshop.
  • talk about where to find utopian stories to read and help hone our craft.

All registrants will get a video recording of the session by the next day.

About the Facilitator

Justine Norton-Kertson (they/she/he) is a former high school teacher turned community organizer. They are also a writer, musician, photographer, and editor-in-chief for Android Press and Solarpunk Magazine. They're most recent hopepunk story was published in the April 2022 issue of Utopia Science Fiction Magazine. She also is editing a solarpunk anthology forthcoming from AK Press in late 2023, and a lunarpunk anthology forthcoming from Android Press in January 2023. She can be found on Twitter @jankwrites.

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