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Worldbuilding Workshop

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


This event is free for SCBWI members and only $10 for non-members.

There are rules to every world, and they interconnect as intricately as a web. An author has to know how these threads knot together in order to help a reader build a bridge from their reality to the book’s. In Erica Cameron’s presentation, we will discuss what worldbuilding is and how to form a world around one key point–concept, setting, character, or other element. In addition to the deep worldbuilding of speculative fiction, we will also discuss the ways in which the rules of worldbuilding apply to realistic fiction of all subgenres. Additionally, we will touch on how maps can be used in the development of a fantasy world.

Erica Cameron is the author of several series for young adults including The Ryogan Chronicles (a Kirkus-starred and JLG-selection series), the Assassins duology (winner of the Bi Book Award), and the upcoming Pax Novis trilogy. Additionally, Erica contributes to Queership and is an advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, and she currently lives in South Florida.

South Florida SCBWI Meeting Volunteers Mindy Alyse Weiss and Marjetta Geerling are now running these workshops. Contact Mindy Alyse Weiss to RSVP, if you have questions, or want to receive e-mail updates: Mindyaweiss@yahoo.com

RSVPs are encouraged to help us plan the meeting . . .

but nobody will be turned away at the door.

We hope you’ll hang out with us after our meetings at Panera Bread in the Mission Bay Plaza on the N.W. corner of Glades and 441: 20437 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498. It’s near Glades Road, a little to the right of Office Max.


February 17
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)


West Boca Library
18685 State Road 7
Boca Raton, FL 33498 United States
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Books by Erica Cameron