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Experiments in Form

All Levels | In this class, we will explore the possibilities of form in fiction, using structural resources such as Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative along with the more traditional (and perhaps archetypal) hero’s (or heroine’s) quest that engages Joseph Campbell’s much-discussed model. As part of our exploration, each of the first three weeks will include readings in form as well as fiction along with a brief craft assignment. During the latter three weeks, writers will submit a story draft or a novel chapter-in-progress for discussion. We will read work by a wide range of writers including Peter Orner, Julia Wickersham, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Helen Oyeyemi.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Jacqueline Kolosov

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 05/08/2021

End Date: 06/12/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jacqueline Kolosov

Jacqueline Kolosov is the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship. She has published 3 full-length collections of poetry along with YA/NA novels, and stories, essays & myriad hybrid forms. She has coedited 3 anthologies of contemporary writing, most recently Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, winner of Foreword's IndieFab Gold Medal in Writing.

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