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LiterASIAN Workshop: Writing About Dystopia

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Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5

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A LiterASIAN Workshop
Writing About Dystopia with Kevin Chong

With a long history as a literary genre, with more than 400 utopian works being published prior to the year 1900 in the English language alone, dystopian societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in the future, and more than a thousand others during the twentieth century. Some of the most famous examples are George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. At every turn in a library or bookstore, we are likely to across across a vision of our world, through the looking glass of an alternate present, past, or future. At present, there is an emergence of new entries into the dystopian canon, from younger, more diverse authors with concerns about the the doom of the world. They don’t just appear in the sci-fi section, either — dystopian fiction is firmly ensconced in popular culture and media. Kevin Chong’s The Plague is set in dystopic Vancouver, and central to the story is a treatment-resistant disease threatening Vancouver as the book explores themes in the tradition of Camus' visionary heroism in the face of futility.

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