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Writing workshop program: John F. Allen at North Manchester Public Library

Sept. 10, 2022
3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

North Manchester Public Library

This event is virtual.

John F. Allen will Speak on saturday, Sept. 10 at North Manchester Public Library

Noted Indiana author John F. Allen will present a virtual workshop entitled “The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction .” This workshop aims to serve as a basic guide on what speculative fiction consists of and how to create a Speculative Fiction Short Story from beginning to end. In this 1.5 hour course, attendees will learn the basic mechanics of writing a Speculative Fiction Short Story including: plot, setting, characters and world

This virtual workshop is free and open to the public to attend via Zoom. Zoom log-in info will be released on the North Manchester Public Library’s website a week before the event.

John F. Allen is an American author/writer and visual artist born in Indianapolis, IN. He is a founding and active member of the Speculative Fiction Guild. He is also an active member of the Indiana Writers Center. where he serves as a faculty member, and teaches classes on various writing subjects. John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing and Art, received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. John’s debut novel, The God Killers was published in 2013, followed by a spin-off novella series titled, Codename: Knight Ranger. Many of his short stories have been featured in his collection, The Best is Yet to Come which is currently published by Hydra Publications, along with The God Killers, Codename: Knight Ranger and Codename: Knight Ranger – The God Particle Conspiracy. He also penned the novelization of respected screenwriter, Demetrius Witherspoon’s short film, Submerge: Echo 51. John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana and is married to an amazing woman named Mia. He has one adult child and a teenager from a previous marriage.