This photo was taken at the Clarion Writers' Workshop on Friday, June 21, 1996, to the best of my recollection. We were working on an exercise proposed by our instructor Gregory Frost. In order to explore plot, we had to create a story — "a parody on a grand scale," my notes say — that included every trope and cliché we could think of.
I believe we came up with something very similar to the plot of Avatar.
— Sue Burke