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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | In a crazy era, we need crazy stories, and that’s what this class is for: creating stories that rely less upon the trinity of Plot, Conflict, and Character. Each week, we’ll read and discuss stories that don’t hew to traditional underpinnings; then we’ll use the author’s methods to construct narratives of our own. We’ll likely read work by Donald Barthelme, Zadie Smith, Robert Coover, and Ted Chiang, among others. Our goal will be to generate writing every week that expands our authorial toolboxes and create stories crazier than we could ever have foreseen.
Ramon Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinnis Award for fiction, and his work has appeared in the Iowa Review, American Reader, Ninth Letter, and Hobart. His screenplays include ZMD, Junk, and Dead Body.