APPLY for SOUNDING OUT: Youth in Science Fiction & Podcasting // Workshop Series

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00am
  • Location: SKETCH Artscape Youngplace
  • Address: 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201, M6J 2W5, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Gender-neutral Washrooms

Application is underway from July 1st to July 18th for the workshops series. Sign up now!


This workshop series is by and for youth (14 - 29) to skill share digital and media literacy, audio recording, audio editing, and creative writing. Each participant will have the chance to produce and air sound art and podcasts, as well as develop creative expression, imagination, and skills in speculative/science fiction storytelling. Join us!

Resisting the narrative that radio, succeeded by visual communications, is now ‘dead’; women, gender diverse, and 2SLGBTQ+ youth will spend weekends during the month of August (Aug 5 - 27) producing audio works of speculative fiction. Facilitators will arrange skillshares on how to use equipment (different kinds of mics, recorders, digital audio workstations), encourage creative experimentation with writing and sound, share inspiring works of sci-fi and speculative fiction, and collectively produce some sci-fi podcasts and experimental audio works.

Following the lineage of radical speculative fiction writers such as Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, and Ursula le Guin, we see writing speculative/science fiction as a way to envision and communicate our visions of an egalitarian future; to reimagine sexuality, class, race, gender, caste, etc.; and to reorganize (or obliterate) these structures of oppression.


If you like the sound of this - please fill out an application to attend - and get more info at:


(Lunch and transit tokens provided)

Priority will be given to IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) applicants.

And to those who can attend all workshop days in AUGUST (weekends between the 5th - 27th)


See our blog at:


Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the toronto Arts Council - and hosted in collaboration with Artscape Youngplace (Sketch)

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