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Mary Gaitskill’s Short Fiction

All Levels | This class will explore the craft of Mary Gaitskill’s short fiction, such as her concept of the “inner weave,” temporal distortions, and her matter-of-fact portrayal of taboo subjects. We will also discuss the recurring themes of sexuality, violence, and wayward lives that have filled her stories since her 1988 debut, Bad Behavior. Class will be a discussion-based, collaborative “book club” environment, with some informal or analytic writing assignments.

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: John Englehardt

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 05/05/2021

End Date: 05/26/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 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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