Fiction, Reading, Novel, Short Story

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 12, 2023
  • End Date: December 7, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $395.00
  • Member Price: $355.50

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The Doors Came as a Release: A Magical Realism Intensive

In this class, we'll approach Magical Realism—in short and longer forms—less as a strict genre than as a set of recipes that can be tweaked and flavored to make our writing open the emotional doors of laughter, fear, and perhaps even wonder. We'll enlist the assistance of Gabriel García Márquez, Aimee Bender, Franz Kafka, Mohsin Hamid, Kathleen Alcalá, Stacey Levine, Haruki Murakami, and more through readings, prompts, and homework assignments.

No class dates: 11/23/2023

Payment plans are available for this class. Please email to get a payment plan started.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie Barbé Hammer


Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. She is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, a novelette, and a how to write Magical Realism manual. Her new poetry collection City Slicker is out with Bamboo Dart Press. Stephanie currently lives on Whidbey Island where she keeps on trying to walk to coffee.