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All Levels | We will explore experimental autobiography as a genre. Our focus will be on work that seeks to relay how something “felt” rather than how it “occurred,” and uses intertextuality, temporal fragmentation, and/or fictionalization to achieve that goal. In addition to studying examples from Maggie Nelson, Samuel R. Delany, and Karl Ove Knausgaard, we’ll also undertake writing exercises to help us find new and exciting ways into our own personal histories.
John Englehardt is a fiction writer, editor at Pacifica Literary Review, and a former Made at Hugo House fellow. He won the 2014 Wabash prize in fiction, the Conium Review's 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and The Stranger's A&P story contest, judged by Sherman Alexie and Rebecca Brown. He holds an MFA from University of Arkansas, and his writing has appeared in Sycamore Review, The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and The James Franco Review.