Specfulative Fiction Workshop Kylie Chan Science Fiction Writing How to Write Fantasy

August 11


10:30 am - 04:30 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speculative-worlds-with-kylie-chan-tickets-46596455252

Queensland Writers Centre

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/queensland-writers-centre-11377472688

Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Speculative Worlds with Kylie Chan

Part 1: What is Speculative Fiction? You will learn about the different types of speculative fiction, and where your ideas sit in the vast continuum of imaginary worlds. Kylie will give you insight into the process of building your own world – history, geography, culture and diversity. She will provide you with tools to flesh out your world into a living, immersive landscape that will enthral your readers. She will assist you to develop a system of magic – or science – that adds a fantastic dimension to your creative world.

Part 2: Plot and People. Now that you’ve built your fantastic world, it’s time to place your characters into it and share their adventures. Kylie will give you the tools you need to craft novel, engaging characters, and then help you to send them out to share the adventure. She will help you envisage interactions between your people and the world you have created, and identify ways to underscore conflict and drama. Adding characters – human or otherwise – will give your reader a viewpoint to experience your world in vivid detail.


Workshop for all levels. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Kylie Chan

Kylie Chan wrote the bestselling nine-book Dark Heavens series, a fantasy based on Chinese mythology, and has recently released a new science fiction series published by Harper/Voyager. She holds a degree in IT, an MBA in IT and an MPhil in Creative Writing.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, QWC workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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