Spec Fest

Join us for a full weekend dedicated to the craft of speculative fiction. We’ll be offering morning intensives with literary titans Henry Lien and Stephen Graham Jones, who’ll provide insights on their respective genres and in-class feedback on participants works-in-progress. Each afternoon will include craft seminars on everything from employing magic to the new wave of horror; from worldbuilding to stellar (or shall we say interstellar) beginnings, middles, and endings. You’ll meet other speculative writers between classes and during virtual happy hour and leave feeling energized and excited about your own work.

Register for morning intensives and craft seminars à la carte or get a discount on four afternoon craft seminars with our Craft Seminar Four-Pack


Morning Intensives on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

One-Weekend Intensive: Werewolves and Spaceships and Elves . . . and Getting Them Published with Stephen Graham Jones 

One-Weekend Intensive: Four Neglected Secrets of Writing Memorable Speculative Fiction with Henry Lien 

Afternoon Craft Seminars on Saturday, April 10 (1:00 to 2:30 PM)

Employing Magic Effectively in Speculative Fiction 

Afternoon Craft Seminars on Saturday, April 10 (3:00 to 4:30 PM)

Scene and Sequel: The Building Blocks for Speculative Fiction 

Afternoon Craft Seminars on Sunday, April 11 (1:00 to 2:30 PM)

Toning Up Your Beginning, Middle, and Ending 

The New Wave in Horror Fiction 

Afternoon Craft Seminars on Sunday, April 11 (3:00 to 4:30 PM)

Outsmarting Your Outlines

Immersive Worldbuilding 

Happy Hour on Sunday, April 11

At the end of the weekend, you're welcome to join us for happy hour from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on Sunday to meet and chat with fellow speculative fiction writers.

If you have questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 303-297-1185.