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Alternative Structures, Familiar Patterns

DATE CHANGE: This class will now start on 3/11 and is 4 sessions long. This has been updated from the print catalog. 

Intermediate | Each piece we set out to write presents endless choices and decisions. By studying the structures and patterns that often emerge from creative chaos, we will explore strategies for designing a story to amplify its desired effects. Using Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode as a jumping point, we will review stories from Margaret Atwood, Stuart Dybek, Carmen Maria Machado, and others. Using prompts from our readings, we will generate and workshop new work.

Instructor: Diana Xin

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2020

Start Date: 03/11/2020

End Date: 04/01/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Diana Xin

Diana Xin holds an MFA from the University of Montana. Her fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was named winner of Third Coast Magazine's 2017 fiction contest. She is a contributing editor to Moss Lit and a 2015 recipient of the Made at Hugo House fellowship.

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