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Online Class | For the Love of Metaphor

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | Some claim that, in an increasingly literal world, metaphor in fiction is a lost art. Do we still need it? The answer is yes! Metaphors foster connections with readers by appealing to their innate sense of wonder about themselves and the world around them. This class will consider examples from classic and modern fiction and explore different levels of metaphor, including simile, metaphorical characters, and allegory. Then we’ll discuss how to infuse these concepts into our writing.

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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Instructor: Joe Ponepinto

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 04/26/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 18

$81.00 Member Price:
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Joe Ponepinto

Joe Ponepinto is the publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal, and teaches fiction writing at Tacoma Community College. His novel, Mr. Neutron, will be published by 7.13 Books in spring 2018. His stories and criticism have been published in dozens of journals in the U.S. and abroad.

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