Writing About Place [Anca Szilagyi]
All Levels. “Nothing happens nowhere,” Elizabeth Bowen wrote. Landscape or setting, along with character and plot, is part of the backbone of story. It comprises both the external, physical world and the internal world—the psychological and philosophical. We’ll write about places we know, places we don’t know, and places that only exist in our imaginations. Readings will include stories by Flannery O’Connor, Louise Erdrich, and Ursula Le Guin. Students will have the opportunity to workshop one five- to ten-page story.