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Weirdly Ordinary

Genres: Fiction

In Person


1 Session

Start Date: February 3, 2024
End Date: February 3, 2024
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $89.10
General Price: $99.00

This generative one-day workshop is all about learning how to create credible weirdness in fiction. How do we convince someone that the future we've envisioned is real, the alien planet exists, those bowling zombies really do have their own league, vampires will be competing in the next Olympics? The truth is out there. Students can expect to come away with one new, very weird but entirely convincing, story. No experience needed!


  • Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
  • Work outside of class: Optional writing or reading outside of class.
  • This class includes:
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.


  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Greg November

Greg November


Greg November is a short story writer, an English instructor at North Seattle College and Highline College, and a senior submissions reader for New England Review. He was a 2021 Jack Straw Writer, a finalist for the 2020 Curt Johnson Prose Award for Fiction, and runner-up for The Missouri Review's 2021 Miller Audio Prize. His stories have most recently appeared in Boulevard, Carve, Hawaii Pacific Review, Epiphany, 34th Parallel, 3Elements Review, and Juked, among other places. He has an MFA from UC, Irvine.

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