Science Fiction as Activism: Writing Futures | Free Word

30 April 2020
18:00 - 20:00

Presented by:
Ama Josephine Budge

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Online Science Fiction writing workshops with Ama Josephine Budge


A series of four online workshops on 30 April, 14 May, 28 May and 11 June- booking includes all four.
The workshops will run from 6pm – 8pm.

Following the 11 June workshop there will be an online sharing from 8 – 9.30pm, for those who want to participate or attend – bookable here.

How do we “find power” in the face of endless narratives of despair, apocalypse and defeat? What possibilities emerge from imagining new futures which disrupt existing power dynamics?

Join Ama Josephine Budge for four empowering bi-weekly writing workshops. We will create alternative worlds, taking sci-fi as a point of departure and centring marginalised and queer protagonists. Together we will map-out several short stories during the first workshop, and develop them over the course of the 2 month programme. At the end of the course you will have the choice to present your work during an online sharing and be provided with a cheat-sheet of publications and podcasts to consider submitting to.

This course is for writers, activists, and those who would like to write and/or change something they feel passionate about, but have never had the chance to start.

No prior experience necessary– LGBTQ+ and people of colour are particularly welcome to join.

There is a limited number of accessible places, available on a first-come-first-served basis.

30 April 2020
18:00 - 20:00
£35 - £120

Ama Josephine Budge

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Ama Josephine Budge

Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist

Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. Ama is a Guest Curator with Theatre Deli and a PhD candidate in Psychosocial Studies with Dr Gail Lewis at Birkbeck. Her research takes a queer, decolonial approach to challenging climate colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on inherently environmentalist pleasure practices in Ghana. Ama is a member of Queer Ecologies 2020, the Black Dreamers collective with Junauda Petrus and Lead Artist on the MycoLective project with Chisenhale Studios and Feral Practice.

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