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Mini-Writing Workshop: “The Power of Names: Tips and Strategies for Creating Character Names in Fantasy and Science Fiction”
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
2:00  – 3:30 p.m.
Meinig Recital Hall, Lorton Performance Center, University of Tulsa
550 S. Gary Place
A character’s name is often the reader’s first introduction to that person—so getting character names right is important!  Join Nimrod International Journal for a mini-writing workshop entitled  “The Power of Names: Tips and Strategies for Creating Character Names in Fantasy and Science Fiction” on Saturday, March 14th at The University of Tulsa.
Some of the topics covered will include
  • Real world names vs made up names
  • Resources for finding diverse names from around the globe
  • Ways to keep names in your work era-appropriate—from the German Middle Ages to Victorian England to the American 1920s
  • How we know Voldemort is the villain—why names sound “good,” “evil,” and more
  • Ways to get the “feel” of your names right—and keep them consistent
  • Exercises to get name ideas flowing
“The Power of Names” will be held March 14th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Meinig Recital Hall of The University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performance Center at 550 S. Gary Place. The workshop will be taught by Eilis O’Neal, Nimrod’s Editor-in-Chief and author of the young adult fantasy novel The False Princess. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call or email Nimrod at (918) 631-3080 or with your name, address, phone number, and email.
“The Power of Names: Tips and Strategies for Creating Character Names in Fantasy and Science Fiction” is one of the events associated with The Big Read grant awarded to Northeastern State University by National Endowment for the Arts. The Big Read is a program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. It provides competitive grants to support innovative reading programs in selected communities, all centered around a specific title, in this case Ursula K. Le Guin’s seminal fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea. Other events include a keynote address with fantasy author Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden series, film screenings, book club discussions, and more. For more information about the full roster of events, visit
2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Annual Conference and Bookfair: April 8-11th, 2015
Come visit us at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis, MN. Drop by table 528 at the Bookfair to pick up information, copies of the journal, ask a question, or just introduce yourself to us. We love talking to writers and contributors, so make sure to stop by!
October 2015: Conference for Readers and Writers
We’re currently in the process of planning for our 2015 Conference, which will take place on the 3rd or 4th weekend in October at The University of Tulsa. For more information, check our Conference for Readers and Writers page. 
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