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Write Like Murakami

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | Murakami’s short fiction is known for its anonymous protagonists, enigmatic conversations, open-ended mysteries, and for combining the surreal with the quotidian. In this class, we’ll explore what makes these elements resonant and effective, looking closely at representative work like “Burning” and “New York Mining Disaster.” Through discussion, writing exercises, and instructor feedback, each student will work towards producing a full draft of their own Murakami- esque story. Cats and ghosts welcome.

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.

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

Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Start Date: 08/05/2020

End Date: 08/26/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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John Englehardt

John Englehardt is the author of Bloomland, winner of the 2018 Dzanc Prize for Fiction and the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He has taught writing classes at University of Arkansas, Seattle Writes, Hugo House, and Seattle University.

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