Classes

Fiction, Reading

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 19, 2023
  • End Date: February 23, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Storytelling in Calvino’s “Next” Millennium

Reflecting on "the future of literature" in 1985, the great speculative writer Italo Calvino noted that "there are things only literature can give us, by means specific to it." In this course, we’ll read Calvino’s essay collection Six Memos for the Next Millennium and write our own pieces in response (or in productive resistance) to his ideas about literature's key qualities. Students may use the course to generate a new story or to work on a story already in progress.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Cara Diaconoff

Cara Diaconoff

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Cara Diaconoff is the author of Unmarriageable Daughters: Stories and a novel, I’ll Be a Stranger to You. Her fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, The Adirondack Review, and elsewhere. She teaches writing and literature at Bellevue College. For more information check out Cara's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/caradiaconoff/.