Dream Images in Speculative Fiction with Susan DeFreitas

Join VoiceCatcher contributor Susan DeFreitas for a two-hour workshop and gain tools to create strange and powerful images in your own fiction.

Susan DeFreitasRegister form is at bottom of this page.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
The Attic, South Library
4243 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97215

The subconscious mind is home to images both fascinating and uncanny: dragons and phantasms, ghouls and gremlins, cities built among the treetops and the spooky ruins of civilizations buried deep underground. In this class, we will examine the ways that certain images in speculative fiction can come to acquire an almost dreamlike significance, drawing upon the work of Jeff Vandermeer, Angela Carter, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Participants will leave with tools for excavating their own dreams, fantasies and fears to create strange and powerful images in their own fiction.

Cost: $35  All funds go to support VoiceCatcher’s mission of connecting, inspiring and empowering women writers and artists in the greater Portland, Or. and Vancouver, Wa. area.
Limit: 20 participants
Must register in advance (see form below)

About Your Instructor

Susan DeFreitas is a writer, editor and book coach. Her work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) The Utne Reader, The Nervous Breakdown, Southwestern American Literature, Fourth River, Weber—The Contemporary West and Bayou Magazine, among other publications. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as an associate editor with Indigo Editing & Publications and a reader for Tin House Magazine.