Ghosts and Apparitions: Writing About What Haunts Us [Allison Ellis]
Intermediate | The ghost story is among the oldest and most ubiquitous literary narratives, crossing nearly every culture and genre. But what is a ghost story, really? We’ll look at excerpted material from some of the classics (James, Wharton, Jackson, and Morrison) plus work from Laura van den Berg, Jesmyn Ward, Annie Dillard, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint and Carmen Maria Machado. Expect to learn a variety of literary techniques, obtain peer and instructor feedback, and leave with a new draft for a chapter, short story, or essay.