Workshops and Presentations

Workshops and Presentations

I’m available for teaching or presentations on these and related topics.

Workshops and Classes:

Inflagrante Delicto: Writing Effective Sex Scenes – online and in person versions. 2-4 hour class with lecture, exercises, Q&A and a resource list. Places taught: The Loft Literary Center, Writing-World.com, Cat Rambo’s Academy for Wayward Writers.

So You Want to Put Together an Anthology? – online class on anthology editing. 2 hour class with lecture, exercises and Q&A. Places taught: Cat Rambo’s Academy for Wayward Writers.

Crimson Peaks and Menacing Mansions: Writing Gothic Horror – online class. 2 hour class with lecture, exercises and Q&A. Places taught: Cat Rambo’s Academy for Wayward Writers.

Book Promotion on a Budget – online class. 2 hour class with lecture, exercises and Q&A. Will be offered for the first time January, 2020 at Cat Rambo’s Academy for Wayward Writers.

Breaking Out of the Slush Pile – online class. 2 hour class with lecture and Q&A. Will be offered for the first time February, 2020 at Hidden Timber Books.

Lavender Ink: Writing LGBTQ+ Fiction – in person class. 4 hours with lecture, exercises, Q&A and resource list. New, not yet offered anywhere.

Presentations:

So You Want to be a Publisher/Care and Feeding of a Small Press – in person presentation. 45 minutes to 1.5 hour versions. This is a complete overview of the work I’ve done to establish Queen of Swords Press as well as an overview of some of the highs and lows of small press publishing. I’ve done this presentation at the following: DreamHaven Bookstore, The Ampersand Society, WisCon, Untitled Town Book Festival, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore.

Aging in Speculative Fiction – 45 minute presentation with some visuals. Overview and discussion of depictions of aging and older characters in science fiction, fantasy and horror, all media. I’ve done this presentation at the following venues: University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus), WisCon. I also maintain a bibliography and have been on numerous panels on this topic.