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Alternate Realities in Short Fiction

All Levels | This class will focus on short stories that slightly shift reality in order to magnify our awareness of social constructs and the human condition. How do we create and write within these alternate realities? In addition to studying examples from George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Kevin Brockmeier, Karen Russell, and Ursula K Le Guin, we’ll also undertake in-class writing exercises that will help us explore the uncanny and the Kafkaesque.

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Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 05/19/2018

End Date: 05/20/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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John Englehardt

John Englehardt is the author of Bloomland, winner of the 2018 Dzanc Prize for Fiction and the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He has taught writing classes at University of Arkansas, Seattle Writes, Hugo House, and Seattle University.

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