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Writing with Gabriel García Márquez

All Levels | This course will focus on Gabriel García Márquez, one of the best writers of the twentieth century. Based on his writings, we will center on how to find the story, choosing the right moment for the opening, taking advantage of point of view, plotting, and balancing style and form. We will study García Márquez’s own testimony about how his stories took form and examine the storytelling tools and evolution that made him a master of the craft. At the end of each lesson, we’ll do class exercises aimed at exploring our own writing.

This class is being offered in collaboration with Seattle Escribe and will be offered in English this, Spring, quarter and in Spanish in Summer 2021.

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: Margarita Borrero

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 05/01/2021

No Class On: 5/29/2021

End Date: 06/12/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$274.50 Member Price:
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$305.00 General Price:

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Margarita Borrero

Doctora en literatura europea, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain

Margarita Borrero es novelista, premiada y publicada en España, y escritora de relatos, género en el que ha ganado media docena de primeros lugares en distintos certámenes en España, Estados Unidos y Canadá. Durante más de una década se ha desempeñado como docente de Escuela de escritores, una de las instituciones privadas de escritura creativa más grandes del mundo hispanohablante, miembro de la Asociación Europea de programas de escritura creativa. También ha trabajado como profesora asociada en Mount Saint Mary University, en Los Ángeles.

PhD European Literature, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain

Margarita Borrero is an award-winning novelist from Colombia. She has received numerous short story awards in Spain, Canada and the United States. She teaches at Madrid’s Escuela de Escritores, one of the top private creative writing institutions of the Hispanic world and a member of the European Association of Creative Writing Programs. She has also worked as an associate professor at Mount Saint Mary University in Los Angeles.

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