Cory Doctorow: All the Teachable Things I Know About Writing
5:30-6:30PM (8:30-9:30PM ET) TUESDAY, APRIL 13

This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.

Cory Doctorow will share his time and knowledge in regards to everything he knows about writing.


How do stories work? Why do people care about the travails of imaginary people who have never lived and whose most dire risks are of literally no consequence? What relationship does this have to writing? And how do you turn this into a story?

Cory Doctorow's theory of how stories work and where they come from—and a method for turning it into a daily practice of writing that reliably produces interesting stories—doesn't take long to articulate, but he's been working on mastering it for a lifetime. Maybe it won't take you as long (by his own admission, he's a slow learner).

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  • Cost: $40 per person, for one (1) session.
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Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.