Using Fabulism in Nonfiction & Memoir [Kimberly Dark]
All Levels | Fabulism is often the domain of fiction. Yet, fantastical descriptions can aid the reader’s imagination and extend metaphor for the sake of understanding. So why not use the fantastical in nonfiction? Particularly in memoir, where writers seek to make meaning of experiences rather than just delivering facts, getting otherworldly can be helpful. This workshop will explore examples of fabulism in nonfiction and discuss both the gifts and limitations of this technique. We’ll also write together, leaving you with multiple tools to prompt further explorations on your own.