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Register Today: Free Workshop Saturday April 1

14 March 2017

Meghan

Teen girls in NYC: join us on Saturday, April 1, for a one-day workshop in science fiction and architecture!

Imaginary Cities Workshop

If you’re new to the Octavia Project, this is a great way to see what we’re all about! Past participants, come out and say hi to your OP friends! Or, if you know a teen girl* who might be interested in our summer program, have her check out this workshop! Find a sharable flyer here.

Who: Registration is free and open to teen girls* ages 13-17. (*We welcome participants who are trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning.)
When: Saturday, April 1, 11:45am-3pm
Where: Geek Forest, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
How: Registration is mandatory as seating is limited!  Register here. Healthy snacks will be provided.

April Workshop: Imaginary Cities
Join the Octavia Project for an afternoon of science fiction and architecture as we create our own Imaginary Cities. We’ll look at examples of imaginary cities in some of our favorite fiction, then design our own using the real-world tools of modern architects. Participants will leave the workshop with a taste of the Octavia Project free summer program.

Registration is Open: Free Monthly Saturday Workshops this Spring

26 January 2017

Meghan

Announcing free monthly Saturday workshops! ! !

Saturday Workshops at Geek Forest

This spring, the Octavia Project is partnering with the makerspace Geek Forest to offer free monthly workshops for teens! The first workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 25, is Field Guide To An Alien World, a three-hour workshop that combines creative writing, science fiction, botany, and painting.

Past participants, come out and say hi to your OP friends! If you’re new to the Octavia Project, this is a great way to see what we’re all about! Or, if you know a teen girl who might be interested in our summer program, have her check out a workshop!

When:
Workshop 1- Saturday, Feb. 25, 12-3pm
Workshop 2- Saturday, April 1, 12-3pm
Where: Geek Forest, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
How: Registration is mandatory as seating is limited! Register here. Registration for this workshop is free and open to teen girls ages 13-17. (We welcome participants who are trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning.) Healthy snacks will be provided. Find a sharable flyer here.

Workshop 1: Field Guide To An Alien World
Join the Octavia Project for a special workshop about alien plant life, creative writing, painting, and science fiction! This workshop will use art, botany, and imagination to design a plant that might be found in an alien world. Participants will paint an alien plant that will be included in an alien world field guide. Participants will each receive a digital copy of this publication and will leave the workshop with an idea for a science fiction story, an introduction to plant science, and a taste of the Octavia Project summer program.

These workshops are made possible through the support of our community. We couldn’t provide these educational opportunities without you. Thank you so much!

VanderMeer Creative Sponsors our Summer 2017 Program

6 December 2016

Meghan

We have some exciting news to share: Our summer 2017 program has been fully sponsored by VanderMeer Creative, a project of editor Ann VanderMeer and author Jeff VanderMeer.

With this extremely generous gift, we are taking the opportunity to start recruitment earlier, further develop workshops that continue to respond to the needs of our participants, and come up with more exciting projects that blend learning in science, tech, art, and writing. We know that empowering young women is more important today than ever.

In these uncertain times, we find comfort in knowing that Ann and Jeff’s generosity has enabled us to get a valuable jump on planning for this summer and future summers. Join the support. Help the Octavia Project make a lasting impact not only this summer, but for summers to come.

Along with sponsorship of our 2017 summer program, VanderMeer Creative is offering an all-expenses-paid scholarship, including air travel, for one 2017 Octavia Project participant to attend the summer writing intensive Shared Worlds, at Wofford College in South Carolina, in 2018.

Read more about the VanderMeer Creative sponsorship and Shared Worlds scholarship in our press release. We are thrilled to have the support of such an incredible organization.

Octavia Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Octavia Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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