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Experimental Autobiography

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.

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Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 07/10/2018

End Date: 07/31/2018

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 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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