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Breaking the Narrative Mold

All Levels | Learn how to create stories and essays that don’t fit the mold of a classic linear or epiphany narrative. Distinguish structure from shape, identify eight alternative structures, and analyze how they work: lyric, fluent, disruptive, list/ litany, alternating currents, braid, collage, and story-as-house. Each week we’ll read examples, identify the techniques used to create unity and movement, diagram the structure, and draft a short narrative in that structure. Discover what happens when you dare to step outside the classic dramatic pyramid!

Instructor: Mary Potter

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2018

Start Date: 01/11/2018

End Date: 03/01/2018

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Mary Potter

Mary Lane Potter is the author A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.

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