Utopia and Dystopia: Writing Heaven and Hell
February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Warren Rochelle
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 2/29/20 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Utopia, the perfect society? Or, a planned, better one? Dystopia, a warning, a cautionary tale: if we don’t stop doing …. there’ll be hell to pay. We’ll talk about utopia and dystopia, past and present, outline a statement of beliefs, then start individual stories set in the alternate world of these beliefs in action.
Warren Rochelle lives and works in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he teaches English at the University of Mary Washington. His short fiction and poetry have been published in such journals and anthologies as Icarus, North Carolina Literary Review, Forbidden Lines, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Collective Fallout, Queer Fish 2, Empty Oaks, Quantum Fairy Tales, The Silver Gryphon, Jaelle Her Book, Colonnades, and Graffiti, as well as the Asheville Poetry Review, GW Magazine, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, and Romance and Beyond. He has published several critical essays on rhetoric, science fiction and fantasy, and a critical work on Le Guin.
Rochelle also is the author of four novels: The Wild Boy (2001), Harvest of Changelings (2007), and The Called (2010), all published by Golden Gryphon Press. His fourth novel, The Werewolf and His Boy was published by Samhain Publishing in September 2016.