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Telling A Concrete Story, a three-part writing workshop on industrial fiction: Part 1
April 10, 2022 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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How can we inspire more progress in science and technology? Industrial fiction is one way to imagine our way into that reality. This writing workshop is for anyone who wants to hone their skills in telling stories about and around technical subject matter. Join Liz Voeller and Chelsea Slaven-Davis in this engaging three-part series.
NOTE: The hosts are only selling this workshop as a bundle for all three workshops. Purchase series tickets here to attend all three dates: April 10, April 17, April 24.
We are facing climate change and public health crises with increasing frequency and impact. Now more than ever, we need to inspire momentum in overcoming the challenges that come with such rapid and wide-spread change. Industrial fiction is one way to imagine our way into that reality. Where science fiction explores the new worlds possible with scientific and technological advances, industrial fiction probes new paradigms only possible with industrial progress, such as advances in new technology deployment, policies and incentives, or coordination structures. This type of storytelling communicates science and technology in a different way– by illustrating its effect on the human experience. Join us as we envision ways that storytelling can (re)become one of our common building materials.
Workshop 1 will start with introductions, an overview on low carbon concrete and cement, and then time spent writing in response to tailored prompts. Workshops 2 and 3 will begin with a writing lesson followed by a workshop review. In the review sessions we’ll spend about 20 minutes on each writer’s work, focusing on half of the group in Workshop 2 and half of the group in Workshop 3.
[Image by Vincent van Gogh, Factories at Clichy, 1887]