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Storytelling in Calvino’s “Next” Millennium

with Cara Diaconoff

Genres: Fiction, Reading

In Person


6 Sessions

Start Date: January 19, 2023
End Date: February 23, 2023
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

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.

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Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Cara Diaconoff

Cara Diaconoff


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

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