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Manchester Speculative Fiction

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Speculative Fiction Writing Group

Speculative Fiction Writing Group

Title: Manchester Speculative Fiction
Location: New Federation House (see below for directions)
Description: A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.

Date: 10-09-2014
From 19:00 to 21:30

Further details at manchesterspeculativefiction.org/next-meeting/

Directions to New Federation House:

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Federation House is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Map with directions from MadLab to New Federation House

 

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Streemaps walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

SpecFic Writing Group

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Speculative Fiction Writing Group

Title: SpecFic Writing Group
Location: MadLab
Description: A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Date: 09-01-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

We are a group of writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror and fantasy. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month to critique a sample of each other’s work.

Our members write everything from flash fiction to short stories to novellas to novels; single genre to cross-genre to subgenre (steampunk, urban fantasy, cyberpunk, hard-SF to name but a few).

Established in May 2010 we now have well over twenty members with five to ten members regularly attending each meeting. We are still open to new members, young or old, published or unpublished. If you’re interested just drop us an email via our website or join our Facebook group.

We use DropBox for sharing work a week in advance. There’s a 3000 word limit for short stories but we’re flexible about novel chapters (3500 or even 4000 is probably fine). Longer stories or novel chapters can be broken up and read over subsequent meetings. We use the Milford system as mentioned here for critiquing which, although it says it’s a ‘primer for SF workshops’, works well for any genre. See you around!