Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Stories

Image features a headshot of a smiling Nina Kiriki Hoffman in a bucket hat, behind this is a fantastical picture of a young child in pigtails, arms outstretched, with light tendrils emanating from their fingertips in blue and green zig zags. The child is between two arched buildings.

Let your imagination out to play with Nebula- and Stoker Award-winning writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Mondays April 29-June 10:
4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, (no class 5/27) 6/3, 6/10


This is an IN PERSON event

Wordcrafters Studio
436 Charnelton St. Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401

We now offer Pay From Your Heart Pricing

We want everyone to have access to our writing programs. Choose the ticket price that best reflects your financial capacity. If you need further support, please contact us at bewriting@wordcrafters.org.

Participant – $299.00 

Sustainer – $399.00 

Patron – $499.00

Members save 10% at whatever level they can commit to, on this and other events and classes. Want to know more about becoming a Wordcrafter? Click here.

This class is best suited for Developing Writers ages 16+.

Registration Closes April 22

Masks Optional.
(if you’re sick, please stay home and take care of yourself.)

Have science fiction and fantasy movies, TV shows, books, and comics ignited your imagination? Would you like to create worlds and people of your own? 

Explore strange new worlds. Imagine people with powers. Investigate alien encounters. 

In this class, we’ll look at storytelling basics — characterization, plot, setting (including world-building), beginnings and endings, revision and marketing, all with a fantastic flare.

We’ll also use twenty-sided dice to roll up ingredients to get your mind cooking up stories.

In class, you’ll be doing in-class writing exercises, discussing aspects of fiction, sharing some short pieces, and giving and receiving feedback.

Nina offers extensive and thoughtful feedback on your work that you won’t want to miss.

Sign up and let your imagination out to play!

About the Instructor

Over the past four decades, Nebula- and Stoker Award-winning writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman (she/her) has sold adult and young adult novels and more than 350 short stories. Her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, and Endeavour awards.

Nina does production for the The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She teaches writing through Fairfield County Writers’ Studio and Wordcrafters in Eugene. She lives in Oregon. For Nina’s publications: ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html

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