Expired Extraordinary Exercises of Imagination

Speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, ghost stories, fairy tales and other extraordinary exercises of imagination make up a lion’s share of stories throughout history. David Dykes will explore the appeal of such writing and the ways that readers connect to subjects and worlds beyond mundane experience. This workshop is designed both for those who are primarily dedicated to writing speculative fiction and those who wish to try their hand at introducing fantastical and speculative elements into their work.

David Dykes is a writer, editor, and teacher from Rockford, Tennessee who lives in San Miguel de Allende. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Texas State University, with an MA in Creative writing and an MFA in Poetry. He has taught a broad range of courses from mythology for children to the Bible as Literature for undergraduates, poetry workshops for the children of migrants in Texas and Mexican literature for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans. David has had a deep interest in speculative fiction since failing to outgrow the “talking animals” genre of books from his childhood.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of our members and presenters, KWG will be moving our workshops to an online format.
Online KWG Workshops are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for student members. Log in to take advantage of the reduced rates.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event to enable our presenters to prepare and send you the login information. Help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326). 
  • David Dykes
     March 20, 2021
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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