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Ghosts and Apparitions: Writing About What Haunts Us

All Levels | The ghost story is among the oldest and most ubiquitous literary narratives, crossing nearly every culture and genre. But what is a ghost story, really? We’ll look at excerpted material from some of the classics ( James, Wharton, Jackson, and Morrison) plus work from Laura van den Berg, Jesmyn Ward, Mark Doty, Joan Didion, and Carmen Maria Machado. Expect to learn a variety of literary techniques, obtain peer and instructor feedback, and leave with a new draft for a chapter, short story, or essay.

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Instructor: Allison Ellis

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 11/03/2021

End Date: 11/10/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Allison Ellis

Allison Ellis’ writing has been published in The New York Times, The Ploughshares blog, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Amazon Original Stories, SELF, Marie Claire, Redbook, and The Washington Post.

In 2016, her essay, “Hold On” won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award in the short nonfiction category, and her forthcoming memoir, Ready About is the 2021 recipient of the First Pages Prize/Sandra Carpenter Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

She holds an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars (2021) and a BA from Smith College in American Studies. Read more of her work at allisonellis.com

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