Aliens, Androids, Animals, & Other Alternate Narrators
Most fiction seeks to find some sort of Truth about humanity, but often seeing the truth means taking a step outside of it. Enter the alternate narrator—their experiences provide a convenient distance through which we can interpret the human experience. In this four-week generative course, we’ll read selections from authors like Ted Chiang and Kazuo Ishiguro, work with writing prompts to help us develop our unique narrators, and learn more about how alternate narrators can illuminate our own humanity.
August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
August 23: Member registration opens
August 30: General registration opens
Carolyn Abram is a Seattle-based writer. Her work tends to focus on the intersection of technology and everyday life. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including the New California Writing Anthology and The Offbeat. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Lilith. She is the author of eight editions of Facebook for Dummies. She holds degrees from Stanford and California College of the Arts.