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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | Some claim that, in an increasingly literal world, metaphor in fiction is a lost art. Do we still need it? The answer is yes! Metaphors foster connections with readers by appealing to their innate sense of wonder about themselves and the world around them. This class will consider examples from classic and modern fiction and explore different levels of metaphor, including simile, metaphorical characters, and allegory. Then we’ll discuss how to infuse these concepts into our writing.
Joe Ponepinto is the publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal, and teaches fiction writing at Tacoma Community College. His novel, Mr. Neutron, will be published by 7.13 Books in spring 2018. His stories and criticism have been published in dozens of journals in the U.S. and abroad.