Science Fiction

With inspiring guided exercises, Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan (longtime professor of Writing SF at Ithaca College, and the first Poet Laureate of Tompkins County) will lead participants to create new work and/or continue a manuscript already begun, whether it be a short story, a novella, a novel, or a collection of poems. The emphasis will be on channeling knowledge and imagination into creating compelling literary works with significance and resonance.

Katharyn Howd Machan lives in a small city in central New York State resplendent with gorges and waterfalls and a long lake. Author of 39 published collections of poems–most recently A Slow Bottle of Wine, winner of the 2019 Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition–she teaches students creative writing in fairy-tale-based courses at Ithaca College.