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Learning from Lolita

It’s an icky book about a pedophile who’s up to no good from the first page. It’s also one of the greatest novels ever, a hilariously upsetting story with amazing sentences. So what’s the deal with Lolita? What can we learn from it about matters such as character, imagery, and the use of humor? We’ll look carefully at the book and then generate, share, and compare work, practicing those narrative particulars. It’s a Lolitathon that’ll sharpen your storytelling skills, whether in fiction or memoir.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 04/11/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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