:: LITWORLDS POrtal
Below is the full schedule for our Literary programming. All events take place in the LitWorlds room (Centennial IV) unless otherwise noted.
7:00 PM: Lit Costuming: Dressing the Novel — Looking the part of your favorite literary hero, heroine or villain! Taking the images from the book and stitching them into a wearable reality.
9:00 PM: Time Wimey in SF Lit — From War of the Worlds and beyond, time travel has been an essential element in science fiction novels. We'll talk about the best (and maybe the worst as well!) examples, classic and modern.
10:00 AM: Young Adult Lit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — YA lit makes up a huge percentage of the book retail market. We'll discuss some of the best writers and series on the market today, as well as some of the not-so-best.
12:00 AM: Giants of SciFi: A Discussion of the Classics — A discussion of the grand masters of SF and their iconic works, such as Heinlein, Clarke, Bradbury, Asimov and others.
2:00 PM: Paper or Ebook: Do we have to choose? — The eBook market has made great inroads in the past few years with eReaders becoming more and more prevelant amongs avid readers. What are the differences? What are the advantages or disadvantages of one over the other? And in the long run ... what difference does it make?
6:00 PM: Is There Life After Steampunk? - Steampunk seems to have taken over as alternate history. We'll take a look at this trend and the literature it has produced.
10:00 AM: The SF Mystery: Does it work and why not? — A murder takes place on a starship. A jewel theft is commited in an alien palace. Do SF settings and trappings take away from writing good mysteries? Do police procedurals still work in space?
12:00 PM: Teaching SF — What place does science fiction have in the classroom? What special approaches does one need to use when introducing SF classics in literature classes? And what can be learned from them?
4:00 PM: What are we reading? Books we keeping coming back to — An open discussion of the books and series that won't let go of our hearts and minds and keeps drawing us back in to their world.