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How To Write Fantastical Fiction

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16th May 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Whether you're writing fantasy fiction or science-fiction, one thing is for certain: the rules of reality must be bent. 

Join award-winning author Tade Thompson for an evening dedicated to the telling of stories with a fantastical edge. Over the evening, Tade will share his vital components of writing for this genre, from world-building and creating intriguing characters, to keeping track of your plot and making the unbelievable, believable. 

Please come prepared to write and/or partially plot new fiction during the masterclass.

Refreshments will be provided and copies of Tade's books will be available to purchase.

Speaker Profile

Tade Thompson lives and works in the South of England. He is the author of Rosewater, The Murders of Molly Southbourne and Making Wolf, as well as the short story, "The Apologists" and other works. He is a multiple winner of the Nommo Award, winner of the Golden Tentacle award at the Kitsches, a John W. Campbell Award finalist, a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and a nominee for both the British Fantasy Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. His background is in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology. His hobbies include jazz, visual arts, martial arts, comics and pretending he will ever finish his TBR stack.

Event Details

The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.

Drinks will start at 6pm and the event with Tade will begin at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.

50% of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to Book Aid International.

About Book Aid International

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. Every year, the charity ships around one million books to thousands of libraries in communities where people have very few opportunities to access books.

Book Aid International works with an extensive network of libraries, schools, hospitals, NGOs and other partners to ensure that the books it sends reach those who are most in need. In addition, it also run library development projects which build the capacity of libraries to support readers and communities.