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Thu 12 11 20


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Constructing the Strange (Sci-fi & Fantasy writing)

Most people daydream about writing that science fiction or fantasy novel ‘one day’, but few people find the time to sit down and write it. If you have that niggling story idea but aren’t quite sure where to begin, this course aims to give all the detailed building blocks of creating a believable, multi-faceted world in which to set your novel.

Additionally, this course will provide an environment to share those ideas to receive personalised guidance on the narrative you wish to write. Over the 8 weeks, you will also have the opportunity to write a short story based on your original setting, which at the end of the course CCA intend to
publish as part of an anthology.

Lead by Nej Steer, a creative writer whose academic career is based firmly in science fiction and fantasy writing, this course will give you the confidence to write the story you’ve always wanted to.

This eight-week course will run for 2 hours each week except weeks commencing December 21st and 28th, on Thursday evenings, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm GMT.

The course starts on Thursday 12th November and ends on Thursday 14th January

This course is non-refundable

Access to our virtual classroom and guidance on how to access will be provided no later than 24hrs before the course is due to start.



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  • Nej Steer
    Nej Steer

    Nej is a science fiction and fantasy writer who is pursuing an academic career in threatcasting – using fiction to explore issues that society may face in the future. Her poetry has been published both in the UK and abroad. She has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Plymouth. Nej founded Start Somewhere Project in 2016, which shares the origin stories of established artists of all disciplines to promote the belief that art is for everyone.

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