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Unpacking Political Fiction

All Levels | What makes a successful politically engaged story, when current events feel stranger than fiction? We’ll study the stories of Cristina Henríquez, Roxane Gay, George Saunders, and the novel Exit West by Mohsin Hamid to uncover the technical choices — and examine larger issues — behind their timely resonance. Among the questions we’ll pursue: What makes the political personal? Whose stories do we have the right to tell? And how do we keep the political from becoming polemical?

All students in reading classes will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.

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: Alma García

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Start Date: 09/24/2020

End Date: 10/29/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$305.00 General Price:

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Alma García

Alma García's short fiction has been published as award-winning in Narrative Magazine, Passages North, and Boulevard, and is forthcoming in Enizagam and in the anthology Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador).

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