KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Sizemore, three-time Hugo Award nominee and editor-in-chief of Apex Publications, will lead a workshop on writing sci-fi and fantasy fiction from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Ave. Sponsored by the Knoxville Writers' Guild, cost is $35 for KWG members and $40 for nonmembers.

The workshop, titled "Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: Liftoff!," will include writing exercises, discussions and examples of popular short fiction to help attendees craft a memorable and entertaining story.

"It is an exciting time to be writing sci-fi and fantasy," Sizemore said. "The market for genre work is robust and reader interest is high."

He is the editor of five anthologies and the author of "Irredeemable" (Seventh Star Press 2014) and "For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher" (Apex 2015), a semi-true, enlightening and humorous accounting of his first ten years running Apex Publications, a smell press dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and horror. He attended Transylvania University - a real school with its own vampire legend - and received a degree in computer science. Visit for more information about him or his work. To register for the workshop, visit or send your check to KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville TN 37939-0326.

KWG also will host Sizemore at its upcoming monthly program, which begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. At the event, he will discuss "the genre short fiction renaissance, digital publishing, and where I see it heading," and read from "For Exposure."


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