A bi-weekly genre fiction workshop led by author Axel Matfin, hosted in bookstores and public parks.
Each workshop focuses on challenging writers to create short works set within specific genres, then share that work and discuss the process of creation, the genre itself and the work of the individuals in the workshop.
The writer MUST write a piece, in the genre prescribed, that is between 500-1000 words long. The writer must be prepared to read it to the rest of the group, or have someone else read it.
Participation is mandatory. If you have not written something that adheres to the criteria above you will be asked to leave.
The written piece must a very least an interpretation of the prescribed genre but that is where the requirement ends. If the writer can tell a complete story with 500-1000 words they are welcome to do so. If the writer wishes to only write one scene in the middle of an otherwise bigger story, they may do so. If the writer wishes to write dialogue only, they are welcome to do so provided that they are able to clearly define the genre they are inhabiting. You have creative control.
This is a workshop for everyone. Beginner writers. Experienced writers. Lapsed writers. Genre Lab is a way to get the creative ball rolling and give artists and opportunity to consistently work in different styles and genres. The workshops are meant to encourage writers and illuminate the process through consistent creation and group discussion.