In the 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 mission, we've never stopped wondering: what - and who - is out there? We'll explore this question in a workshop that consists of reading and discussing short excerpts of space travel and moon colonization literature, writing our own stories based on various guided prompts (including space-related images and songs), and sharing our work with the group to get feedback and ideas for next steps. Attendees will leave the workshop with an intergalactic reading packet, several pieces of out-of-this-world writing, and a list of sci-fi publications that they might submit to in the future. No previous professional writing experience necessary, just a passion for writing and science fiction!
Instructor Suzie Hanrahan is an English Instructor at El Camino College. She earned an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, and has taught writing and literature for the last 8 years, working with a range of students from the middle school through post-graduate level. Previously, Suzie worked as a writer and producer of documentary film and reality television, including a project about Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry.