Fiction, Nonfiction

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 29, 2023
  • End Date: January 29, 2023
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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What Is Love? Writing Queer Love Stories

In this workshop, we'll discuss the narrative components that make a compelling, contemporary, queer love story. We'll examine and deconstruct the love stories that move us and inform our lives, with the aim of finding expansive new ways for love stories to twist, turn, and transform. Get ready to do some generative writing exercises on character development, narrative arc, and the kinds of love that don’t get enough attention. The focus is on constructing love stories with fiction techniques, but our discussion can apply to other genres.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Kamala Puligandla

Kamala Puligandla

Kamala Puligandla is a writer and editor in LA, who writes autobiographical fiction and essays on queer love and futures. She is well-known for her contagious laughter, her iconic hairstyle, and her easily undone heart. Her first novel, Zigzags, came out from Not A Cult in October 2020 and her novella You Can Vibe Me On My FemmePhone was released from Co-Conspirator Press in 2021. Find her at, and follow her on Instagram @thatkamala.