2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

Fantasy, Sci Fi & Horror: Otherworldly Writing for Adults & Teens

Program cancelled.


A free workshop for aspiring adult and teenage writers of science fiction, horror, fantasy, superhero and supernatural fiction with author & editor Lauren Elise Daniels.

Speculative fiction asks the question, 'What if...?' and has captivated audiences since Gilgamesh, Odysseus and Shakespeare. Today, spec fic sits among mainstream fiction and audiences are devoted. If you're stewing on a story or would like to, let’s help you meet their expectations. This workshop delivers a swift survey of the crucial elements you need as we unpack:

— Psychology, motivation, character flaws & arcs.
— Crafting dimensional worlds & authentic fight scenes.
— From Pet Semetary to Harry Potter: myths & legends as story drivers.
— A quick breakdown of writer’s resources.
If you'd like support from an editor/author who loves this genre as much as you do, join Lauren Daniels at the library for a great time. 


A first prize winner in the '87 Newport Poetry Contest, Lauren grew up at the Portsmouth Library, where she lugged books in a canvas L.L. Bean boat bag. She's edited over 80 books by American, Australian, New Zealand and British authors, including Olympic swimmer, Nadine Neumann, and acclaimed American essayist, Micheal Cohen. She teaches writing in Brisbane, Australia and published her first novel,Serpent's Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, in 2018. The manuscript shortlisted with Singapore's Half the World Literati Prize 2016 and came 4th for the People's Choice Award. She is delighted to return to her hometown to support emerging talent of all ages.

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Wednesday, October 09
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5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fantasy, Sci Fi & Horror: Otherworldly Writing for Adults & Teens
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Carolyn Magnus
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