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    Modern Cosmic Horror - A Weekend Workshop with Premee Mohamed

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    When: June 1 - 2, 2024 @ 4PM - 7PM UTC (click here to convert to your timezone)
    Can't make the live webinar? Register to get the recording after!
    Where: Online over Zoom
    Price:  50 - 100 USD (Scholarships available!)

    It can be difficult to craft effective cosmic horror. How do you build a suitably powerful, incomprehensible antagonist and maintain the sense of enormity and scale throughout the narrative? How do you do that while also keeping up the stakes and tension for your characters? And avoiding some of the stale tropes that plague the genre's foundational works?

    In this two-day class, award-winning author Premee Mohamed will go beyond tentacled gods and non-euclidean geometries to explore not only the history of cosmic horror, its whys and hows, but also its modern transformation, especially in the hands of marginalised writers. We'll also touch on how various media can add to the form, from video games to audio dramas and beyond.

    Through in-class discussion and with Premee's instruction, you'll learn how to use the tools, techniques, and storytelling forms that will allow you to craft the unsettling stories of your heart.
    Please note that this class will be recorded.

    Who Should Take This Workshop?

    This class is for BIPOC writers in any stage in their writing career.

    About the Instructor

    Premee Mohamed is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Aurora award-winning Indo-Caribbean speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Ignyte, Locus, British Fantasy, and Crawford awards. In 2024, she served as the Edmonton Public Library writer-in-residence. Premee is also an Assistant Editor at the short audio fiction venue, Escape Pod. She is the author of the 'Beneath the Rising' series of novels as well as several novellas. Her short fiction has appeared in many venues and she can be found on her website at www.premeemohamed.com.

    Registration Options & Scholarships

    This Live Webinar option costs 100 USD, and consists of participating in the live discussions and Q&As, as well as getting the recording after.

    If you cannot attend the class live, you can also purchase the Video-Only option. While you won’t be able to participate in the Q&A sessions or discussions, you’ll get a recording of the lectures and answers to the questions asked during the live class, plus any other materials such as slides or handouts. This option costs 50 USD, and you will receive the materials two weeks after the class concludes.

    If you cannot pay for all or part of this class, don't fret! We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Please fill out this form indicating what kind of scholarship you’re aiming for, and tell us a little bit about your project or how you feel this class will help your writing journey.

    The scholarship deadline is May 19th by midnight UTC, and we’ll get back to you one week before class starts. Please don't self-reject!

    Refund Policy

    If you can no longer participate in the class, you can request a refund through Humanitix up to 14 days before the class starts and will receive a full refund, minus 10%. After that, the class will not be refunded, but we will send you the recording.

    Technical Requirements

    This workshop will take place over Zoom, so please ensure that your device is compatible with Zoom beforehand.

    A microphone or working camera are not necessary to participate. We'll be monitoring the chat and relaying any questions you type to the instructor.

    Accessibility

    This class will have Zoom's auto-generated closed-captions available. For more of Zoom's accessibility features, please click here. Discussions will be via voice or Zoom's chat feature.

    If you have any questions, contact our class coordinator Yasmine at classes@carlbrandon.org and we'll get back to you ASAP!


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