Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: October 24, 2022
  • End Date: November 14, 2022
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Ghosts & Apparitions: Writing About What Haunts Us

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.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Allison Ellis

Allison Ellis

she/her

Allison Ellis’ writing has been published in The New York Times, The Ploughshares blog, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Amazon Original Stories, SELF, Marie Claire, Redbook, and The Washington Post. In 2016, her essay, “Hold On” won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award in the short nonfiction category, and her forthcoming memoir, Ready About is the 2021 recipient of the First Pages Prize/Sandra Carpenter Prize for Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars (2021) and a BA from Smith College in American Studies. Read more of her work at allisonellis.com