Jun 21-23, 2024

Dystopia Worldbuilding Workshop

Isadora Alteon will lead a workshop for middle and high school students on worldbuilding in dystopic fiction. Students will get a grounding in the genre, looking closely at text from 1984 and other sources. Marlon James will discuss his process and then students will independently create the beginnings of their own world in writing or visually. 

Open to writers and visual artists aged 12-18.

Space is limited.

Some art and writing supplies provided but if there is a medium you like to work in please feel free to bring.

Jun 17, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Narrowsburg Union, Room 102, 7 Erie Ave, Narrowsburg, New York
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Isadora Alteon

Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction in 2019 and its sequel Moon Witch, Spider King His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a New York Times Notable Book. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

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