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Upcoming Events › Summer 2021

June 2021

Saturday

Jun 5

Summer 2021 Writing Classes

Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play

Sat, June 5 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises.

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Saturday

Jun 5

Summer 2021 Writing Classes

Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session

Sat, June 5 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises.

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Tuesday

Jun 15

Summer 2021 Writing Classes

Complexity and Simplicity: Unlocking the Genius of Your Craft

Tue, June 15 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Balancing craft elements without calling attention to them is the hallmark of a virtuoso. Reimagine the world of your story by examining its craft subsets in this intensive workshop for advanced writers. Learn new techniques to strengthen your narrative and deeply inhabit compelling fictional worlds. Participants will analyze their own works with a critical and compassionate eye. This class is ideal for writers who have some experience with craft. Students can expect to write 20-30 pages over the course of…

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