Free Programs – Denver

Denver-area monthly programs are free to both members and non-members. They are typically two hours long on a Saturday morning or afternoon. Topics vary. Check our website for up-to-date information. Email questions to

February Free Program

Beyond the Bug-eyed Monster
Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Anythink Wright Farms Library
5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80602

Science fiction has been around since Mary Shelley’s exploration of ethics and meaning. In this program, Nathan Lowell will discuss the shape of science fiction today and some of the changes in the genre over the last half century. We’ll talk about tropes and how to bend them without breaking them. We'll discuss how new writers can still find an avid audience by charting their own courses through unexplored space.

We may even tackle the dreaded “Is SF too negative?” trope and try to wrestle it to the deck.


Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy since 2007. He started growing his audience with podcast fiction and has produced more than 150 hours of finished audio. He's just celebrated the fifth anniversary of his (somewhat) daily podcast - Talking On My Morning Walk - having complected over 1000 circuits of the same two mile loop. He's been a full time novelist since 2012. He's having too much fun to stop.