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Literary Horror: Using Fear in Fiction

All Levels | This class will explore how horror tropes and “scary fiction” can be used in ambitious and socially conscious storytelling. Through discussion of relevant texts, we will determine how we can use fear to illuminate something essential about the world around us. Readings include work by Shirley Jackson, Octavia Butler, Jordan Peele, Victor LaValle, and Samanta Schweblin. Students will generate and share new work and can expect to come away with at least one full-length story draft or novel chapter.

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: Annesha Mitha

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Start Date: 07/25/2021

End Date: 08/29/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Annesha Mitha

Annesha Mitha is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. Her work is published or forthcoming in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, American Short Fiction, Catapult, The Margins, and The Offing. She has received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Kundiman, and Storyknife Writers Retreat. She currently works as a counsellor with Crisis Text Line and a content writer with the Bengali Mental Health Movement. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with a hound named Flower.

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