Free Fiction Workshop Series

I’m pleased to announce I have the honor of creating a series of video fiction workshops for The Community Writing Center, which you can view free of charge. The link to register is here (select “Fiction Workshop Series”) and the viewing link will be emailed to you. There are three workshops, each about 90 minutes long, and the first one is on Characterization. If you can’t view the live stream at the stated days and times, you will be able to view the archived version on your own time.

Have fun writing!

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Book Release: Klingon Core Rulebook for Star Trek Adventures, and Day of Honor Event

Klingon book promo

It’s official! The new Klingon Core Rulebook for Star Trek Adventures is dropping from Modiphius, and I could not be more proud to have contributed to this beautiful book. You’ll find several sidebars penned by me scattered through the volume about various key moments in Klingon history, and it was an absolute joy to research Klingon culture, politics, battles, art, and more for my contributions. I will always love writing Star Trek, and this project was no exception.

If you’re not familiar with the officially licensed Star Trek Adventures table top role playing game from Modiphius, I highly recommend checking it out. Even if you’ve never participated in role playing games, if you are interested in Trek, you will love this game. I’m having a blast playing, as well as writing.

This Saturday, July 11, join us for a Day of Honor celebrating the book’s release. I will be participating on a panel at 3:15 EST. Find the full schedule here. 

GLORY TO YOUR HOUSE!

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Shore Leave Virtual Panel: Strange New Worlds

I’m pleased to be speaking on a panel about the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS SERIES, as part of the virtual Shore Leave Convention. The panel will kick off the weekend of events, and will air at 7pm Eastern on Friday July, 10, 2020. See the schedule here. Hope to see you there!

Here is the official panel description:

7:00 – 8:00 pm Star Trek: Strange New Worlds with Christopher Bennett, John Jackson Miller, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Michael Jan Friedman, Dayton Ward, Amy Imhoff. What can we expect from the new Pike – Number One – Spock show? Is it just retreading old ground or will it provide a chance to explore more of the 23rd century with three compelling characters?

When Winter Comes Early

No one was prepared. Least of all the city street sweepers.

It’s the middle of November–the time of year for fall color and cozy sweaters and cute pumpkin-bedecked porches. It is most certainly NOT the time of year for several inches of wet, heavy snow that sticks around indefinitely even in the sunshine. But that’s exactly what my state got a few days ago. Out of the blue, in defiance of all reasonable weather reports, this region got dumped on in a rush of sloppy, slushy winter mess.

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Flash Fiction contest win and reading

I am honored to announce my flash fiction story “Fish Bones” has been named a winner of the “Get to Work” flash fiction contest sponsored by the SVSU Writing Center. It will be published in an upcoming edition of the community journal Still Life. 

I was also invited to read my piece at “The Work Project,” an evening of creative art centered on the theme of work. The event took place at a REALLY cool local arts collective called Counter Culture, and on top of the joy of reading my work, I got to judge a fun open poetry slam.

My community rocks. 🙂

Shore Leave 40

I am pleased to be returning to Shore Leave sci-fi convention this year in Baltimore, MD. Here is my panel and workshop schedule for the weekend and a the link to my author guest page on the SL website.

End at the Beginning (Fri 5-6pm):
Our panel will talk about non-linear approaches to narrative structure, and will discuss stories in which it worked, and not.
Heather E. Hutsell (M), Kelli Fitzpatrick, David Mack, Joshua Palmatier, Stephen Kozeniewski

Science Fact (Sat 9-10am):
What really cool recent technologies and scientific breakthroughs or discoveries will shape our near future reality, as well as the way we tell genre stories?
Kelli Fitzpatrick (M), Phil Giunta, Christopher L. Bennett, Glenn Hauman, Mary Louise Davie

Outside In by ATB Publishing (Sat 2-3pm):
Meet the contributors to these essay collections on the likes of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Buffy, and more.
Laura Ware (M), Bob Greenberger, Amy Imhoff, Derek Attico, Lorraine Anderson, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Joseph F. Bernato

Character Creation Workshop (Sun 11am):
by Kelli Fitzpatrick, Aaron Rosenberg, Russ Colchamiro

 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!