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Gazing into the Looking Glass: An Exploration into Speculative Fiction 

What is speculative fiction? What is this genre’s rules, structure, and tropes? Together, we will journey into the unknown, beginning our adventure exploring early speculative works from the 1960’s and time travel to the present. We will also generate speculative work of our own by participating in weekly writing prompts and sharing our works-in-progress. A combination of close reading, class discussion, and generative workshop, this class will empower us to gaze into the looking glass of inspiration to discover what moves us. We will then learn how to use that inspiration to inform our work.


Antoinette M. Wiley is a writer, editor, writing coach, and foodie based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BA and MA in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Antoinette’s work has appeared in Antioch Magazine, Common Thread, Renaissance II: Poetry Anthology, and elsewhere. Her passion includes empowering writers to embrace their unique perspective, as well as striving to provide a supportive and nurturing workshop environment. Antoinette is currently working on a speculative short story collection that takes place in a reimagined Cleveland, Ohio.


Gazing into the Looking Glass: An Exploration into Speculative Fiction with Antoinette M. Wiley takes place Wednesdays, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, and July 6 from 6-8pm remotely online via Zoom.

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