SciFi & Fantasy Camp

Join us this summer for SciFi & Fantasy Camp!

For Middle School Writers (as of Fall 2022)


Young writers, get ready to create short stories set in your own scifi or fantasy world with SciFi & Fantasy Camp!

July 11-15, 2022
Mon – Thurs 1 pm – 4 pm
Friday 1 pm – 5 pm

This is an in-person event.

Shelton McMurphy Johnson House
303 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Members $199
Non Members $229

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.

Did you know that we have student and family memberships? Members save 10% on this class and every class. To find out more Click here.

Explore new science fiction and fantasy worlds of your own creation from start to finish with this short story camp. We will look at story structure, beginnings, endings, character creation, plot, and setting in the first part of the week. The second part of the week will be centered around refining and revising our stories. By the end of this camp, you should have at least one complete short story! 

This camp is taught by two masters of science fiction fantasy storytelling—Sarina Dorie and Nina Kiriki Hoffman. On the last day, parents and friends are invited to a reading of our newly-created stories! This last day will run a little longer and the readings will be from 3-5 PM. More details will be provided closer to the start of the camp.

A limited number of scholarships are available to young writers with financial need. To apply for a scholarship fill out this application.

About the Instructors

Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been selling science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories for many years.  Her work has appeared in R. L. Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street, Star Trek Voyager, Bruce Coville anthologies, Cicada Magazine, and many other magazines and anthologies.

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration, and to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ and dancer. Sarina is the author of over 160 published short stories, and novels too numerous to count. Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.


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