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SpecFic Writing Group

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Speculative Fiction Writing Group

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: 11-12-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:30

Welcome to the Manchester Speculative Fiction Writing Group!

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 We are still open to new members, young or old, published or unpublished.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!

SpecFic Writing Group

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Speculative Fiction Writing Group

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: 09-10-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:30








Welcome to the Manchester Speculative Fiction Writing Group!

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!

Spaceship Unbound exhibition at Castlefield Gallery

Monday, June 10th, 2013

21 June 2013 — 28 July 2013

Co-curated between MadLab and Castlefield Gallery, Spaceship Unbound uses Margaret Atwood’s seminal post apocalyptic novel The Year of the Flood as a starting point exploring the issues of survival in a world turned back to year zero. The project includes contributions from the artists and collectives, Anne-Marie Culhane, Dark Mountain, GameJam Collective (GameJam, The Larks, Manchester SpecFic) Hackspace Manchester, Ellie Harrison, Rowena Hughes, Aliyah Hussain, Sam Meech and Volkov Commanders (Aliyah Hussain, Mariel Osborn and Anna Beam). Their works explore survivalist culture and creation mythology, through story telling, writing, gaming, performance and sculpture.

Volkov Commanders, Moon Camp, 2012

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Writers of MadLab

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The big question is – when is a writer successful. Endless row of rejections and critique is something that most of them have to put up with, but often it is the lack of feedback that can be the biggest problem. Speculative Fiction Writers Group and Writers Forum North come together monthly in MadLab to fill that void.

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