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BARW Monthly Meeting – 13 April 2024

The club will be meeting on April 13th at 08:30 AM Pacific Time via Zoom.

Speaker begins at 10:00 AM PT.

Our Topic: Fantasy Worldbuilding

Why do so many fantasy novels take place in the same, medieval, pseudo-European setting? How can writers create unique, fully-realized environments that readers will want to get lost in? Dive into techniques for architecting your own world and learn how elements such as geography, technology, economics, weather, government, culture and more are all integral to crafting a tale designed to delight. Expect to leave the seminar with the building blocks of your own fantasy world as well as a plan for fleshing out your creation while not getting lost in the details.

Our Speaker: Leslye Penelope

Leslye Penelope is the award-winning author of the Earthsinger Chronicles. The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. Equally left and right-brained, she studied filmmaking and computer science at Howard University and sometimes dreams in HTML. She hosts the My Imaginary Friends podcast, co-hosts the Ink & Magic podcast, and lives in Maryland with her feline dependents. Visit her online at: and join her newsletter for writers at


BARW members in good standing: The meeting registration link can be found in our forum.

Non-members: Use the “Pay Now” button below. A Zoom link will be sent to the email connected to your PayPal account on the Friday before this meeting.

IMPORTANT: Non-member registration for this meeting is now closed. If you would like to attend this meeting, please consider joining BARW. Our annual membership is $60, which includes free attendance to most of our monthly meetings. To become a member: Click “Join” at the top right hand side of our page and follow the prompts.


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