Turkey City Writer’s Workshop is a peer-to-peer, professional science fiction writer’s workshop in Texas. Milford Writer’s Workshop . Founded in 1973, Milford Writer’s Workshop .  The workshop “was a cradle of cyberpunk” where many of the practitioners of what would become cyberpunk first met. 
Founding members of the group included Lisa Tuttle , Howard Waldrop , Steven Utley , and Tom Reamy . The workshop was held in Grand Prairie, Texas , but soon shifted to Austin when most of the writers involved moved in during the mid-1970s. Bruce Sterling was one of the youngest members of the workshop when he joined in 1974.   Harlan Ellison “discovered” Sterling at Turkey City and arranged for the publication of his first novel.  Other writers who have attended Turkey City include Ted Chiang , Paul Di Filippo ,Cory Doctorow , Andy Duncan , George Alec Effinger , Mark Finn , Steven Gould , Eileen Gunn , Leigh Kennedy , John Kessel , Rick Klaw , Raph Koster, George Martin RR , Maureen McHugh , O Paul Miles , Chris Nakashima-Brown , Chad Oliver , Lawrence Person , Jessica Reisman , Chris Roberson , Louis Blaschke , Lewis Shiner , Lou Antonelli, John Shirley , Jeff VanderMeer ,  Don Webb , Martha Wells , and Connie Willis . 
The workshop also compiled “The Turkey City Lexicon,” a collection of terms used when discussing recurring SF writing tropes.   This guide for writers has been used by other writers, both within and outside the genre of science fiction.  
- ^ Jump up to:a b The Turkey City Writer’s Workshop Homepage
- ^ Jump up to:a b Sterling, Bruce ; Lewis Shiner. “Turkey City Lexicon: A Primer for SF Workshops” . SFWA . Retrieved 2010-10-08 .
- Jump up^ Swanwick, Michael (August 1986), Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine : 24A User’s Guide to the Postmoderns
- ^ Jump up to:a b Marvel, Bill (November 9, 1997). “Charting cyberspace with a wink and a wit” . Dallas Morning News . Retrieved October 7, 2010 .
- Jump up^ Lambert et al. 2005. The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia . New York: MTM Publishing. p 220.
- Jump up^ http://primastoria.com/feature/interview-with-jeff-vandermeerJeff VanderMeer interview, quoting workshop inspiration for a novel.
- Jump up^ Turkey City Lexicon (original)
- Jump up^ Slug City Writers. “Tom Swifties and Other Writing Sins” . Bucks County Writers Workshop . Retrieved 2010-10-08 .
- Jump up^ Duane, Diane ; Peter Morwood. Writers’ Workshop Background (PDF) . p. 23.