The art of conlanging (constructing languages) is a very deep rabbit hole to fall down — but it’s possible to achieve realistic-looking results without knowing a retroflex lateral fricative from the ergative-absolutive. Here you will learn some simple techniques for creating proper names and invented terms that can lend a feeling of depth and realism to your invented world, without any need for in-depth linguistic expertise. Students are encouraged to develop a suitable example during the workshop.

This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

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