The Wayward Wormhole-Light – The Workshops in Spain, Live and Recorded for Virtual Students

The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers announces a new venture for 2023 – the Wayward Wormhole, an intensive writing workshop with some of the industry’s top teachers.

Although our onsite register is now full, our virtual component allows other students to experience our instructor’s insight and wisdom through The Wayward Wormhole-Light, which brings the workshops in Spain, live and recorded to our virtual students.

The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers has been in existence for twelve years, serving hundreds of students who have gone on to win awards, honors, and accolades, including Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. “I attended Clarion West, and have taught at multiple workshops now,” says Academy founder Cat Rambo. “While others have delivered the gold standard, I want to stretch to the platinum level and deliver an amazing workshop in an equally amazing setting.”

The Wayward Wormhole – Spain 2023 Workshop will take place from November 1 – 21

FAQ for the Virtual Wormhole Light
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Module One — Sarah Pinsker — Beginnings and Endings
Module Two — Cat Rambo — Conflicts in Short Stories
Module Three — Tobias Buckell — Plot Your Way to Amazing Characters
Module Four — Ann Leckie — Setting and World Building

Cat Rambo’s 250+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In 2020 they won the Nebula Award for fantasy novelette Carpe Glitter. They are a former two-term President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Their most recent works are space opera You Sexy Thing (Tor Macmillan) and an anthology, The Reinvented Heart (Arc Manor, March, 2022), co-edited with Jennifer Brozek.

Sarah Pinsker is the author of over fifty works of short fiction, two novels, and one collection. Her work has won four Nebula Awards (Best Novel, A Song For A New Day; Best Novelette, “Our Lady of the Open Road,” Best Novelette, “Two Truths And A Lie,” Best Short Story, “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather,”), two Hugo Awards (“Two Truths And a Lie” and “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”), the Philip K Dick Award, the Locus Award, the Eugie Foster Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and been nominated for numerous Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. Her fiction has been published translated into almost a dozen languages and published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Uncanny and in many anthologies and year’s bests.

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author and World Fantasy Award winner born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work. His novels and almost one hundred stories have been translated into twenty different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and the Astounding Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife and two daughters, where he teaches Creative Writing at Bluffton University. He’s online at and is also an instructor at the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing program.

Ann Leckie is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA Award, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. The sequels, Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy, each won the Locus Award and were nominated for the Nebula Award. Provenance, published in 2017, is also set in the Imperial Radch universe. Leckie’s first fantasy novel, The Raven Tower, was published in February 2019.

She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton.


Select an individual instructor or the complete program.
Pay the workshop fee. An application is not required to join our virtual classes.
Please note that there is a firm cap on the number of students we can accept for these virtual sessions, so don’t hesitate to secure your seat for this first-come, first-serve set of classes.
Register at

Module One Sarah Pinsker Beginnings and Endings / November 1, 2, off, 3, 4

Module Two Cat Rambo Conflicts in Short Stories / November 6, 7, off, 9, 10

Module Three Tobias Buckell Plot Your Way to Amazing Characters / Nov 11, 12, off, 14, 15

Module Four Ann Leckie Setting & World Building / November 16, 17, off, 19, 20

Patreon Supporters
Single Workshop Package: $ 325.00 US Six hours of instruction plus three hours Q&A
Complete Program: $ 1,200.00 US Twenty-four hours of instruction plus twelve hours Q&A

Single Workshop Package: $ 398.00 US Six hours of instruction plus three hours Q&A
Complete Program: $ 1,500.00 US Twenty-four hours of instruction plus twelve hours Q&A

As the conference approaches, we will email you a few times with all the information you’ll need to access the virtual workshops. Please watch for these important emails from August onwards. Remember to check your spam folder regularly, just in case. If you haven’t received follow-up information by the beginning of October, please email Janet at to get caught up.

Note: The virtual sessions will be recorded and available to attendees for thirty days after the end of the workshop so you can catch up on those events you can’t attend in real-time. We cannot extend the time videos are available beyond 30 days, so please plan your viewing accordingly!

Our fabulous instructors will Zoom their workshops for students unable to attend the in-person classes. Each instructor offers four, one-hour workshops, and a forty-five-minute casual discussion in our virtual coffee shop.

Classes and virtual coffee run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Barcelona time.
(see the time zone table below).

Time Zone Table

Barcelona Time ……………………………… 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
USA / Canada PDT …………………………… 1:00 a.m. to 3:15 a.m.
USA / Canada MDT ………………………….. 2:00 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.
USA / Canada CDT …………………………… 3:00 a.m. to 5:15 a.m.
USA / Canada EDT …………………………… 4:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.
UK …………………………………………………… 8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Australia AWST ……………………………….. 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Australia ACDT ………………………………… 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Australia AEDT ………………………………… 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.


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