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They Come From Within Special Treat | Of all possible worlds... (SF/F)

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A Special Treat: Of all possible worlds...

This season the focus will be on transformation, change, metamorphosis – creating a thing of words and meaning from a jumble of things. We will also be looking at ways of stimulating your creativity through visual means: collage, black markers, drawing etc

This workshop will feature and will be led by Eris Young, a writer of speculative fiction and managing editor of the fantasy magazine Æther/Ichor (https://aetherandichor.wordpress.com/). The event is in conjunction with Knight Errant Press as part of the THEY COME FROM WITHIN workshop series. The location is TBA but it will be someplace in central Edinburgh, announced at least a week in advance.

The workshop itself will be focused around writing speculative fiction, which broadly encompasses sci fi, fantasy and some genres of horror, but basically means any writing that takes place in a universe fundamentally different from our own.

The workshop will be primarily concerned with using speculative fiction to challenge the status quo and to tell stories that haven't been told before. The workshop is open to everyone. There'll be short readings, time for individual writing, group exercises and discussion.

Hope to see you there!




This season will also include one-off, themed workshops featuring:

collage
comics
translation
stories of exile and migration
fables and myths

Later on this year and in 2018 we are hoping to organise workshops led by established writers, poets and artists. More on this can be found on our website.

Our aim as a publisher is to nourish and amplify voices and tales from the margins. We are passionate about creating more opportunities for creatives. Setting up a writing workshop to help grow and inspire local writers felt like a natural step to make.

We aim to create a safe and welcoming space for writers of all abilities and inclinations. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, an occasional scribbler or someone who is just starting out – you are welcome.

We, as well as your workshop peers, will help you develop and nourish your ideas and words. We also offer the opportunity to receive feedback – both peer and professional.



Our objectives:

1) to provide a friendly and safe space for writers of any level of experience and from all walks of life to have a space to practice, develop and improve their craft and share it with like-minded folk
2) accessible – free; all skill levels/forms of writing welcome
3) no fees – donation based (for materials and guest tutors, space hire is free)
4) inclusive – with a focus on both writers from and those who write about (or both) the LGBTQI+, ethnic minorites*, migration stories, words in translation etc friends and allies welcome
5) honest and supportive environment, no cut-throat competition
6) professional and peer feedback
7) flexibility – we will improve and revise our workshops based on your feedback and suggestions
8) annual anthology**

Suggested donations:
£5 or more if in employment
£3 or less if student/low income
If you can't spare coin, instead, please spread the word-of-mouth (and on social media) about our workshops.

* we use the BAME acronym on Twitter due to it's vicious character limit

**more on this for workshop attendees


What happens next?

1) book a ticket for the workshop (spaces are limited)
2) turn up! (on time, please)
3) bring whatever you like to write with/on
4) have a good time, stretch those writing muscles and creative sinews!
5) liked it enough to spare a few £ ? thank you! contributions go towards paying guest tutors and covering the costs of supplies
6) share your thoughts about the experience on Facebook, Twitter, your blog etc (don't forget to link us in)
7) let us know what you'd like to do next and how you think we could improve
8) submit your work online or at the workshop to receive feedback




If you have any thoughts, questions or queries – don't hesitate to get in touch.
Email Nathaniel at knighterrantpress@outlook.com or connect with us via Facebook or Twitter.

www.knighterrantpress.com



Image by Max Ernst (1891-1976)

Title derives from the movie "They Came from Within" (Shivers) 1975 and the one-off open mic event "They Came From Within: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry Love-In" organised by Harry Giles in Leith, Edinburgh in January 2017.

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