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Modern Allegorical Fiction

All Levels | This class will study contemporary narratives that express abstract ideas through imagery, character, and action—otherwise known as allegories, fables, or parables. In addition to studying the craft of stories that are “vehicles for ideas,” we’ll discuss the role of the interpretive process in allegorical fiction. Authors we’ll examine might include Rebecca Brown, Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Margaret Atwood, and Haruki Murakami. Class will be a mix of discussion, lecture, and writing assignments.

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Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 05/20/2021

End Date: 06/10/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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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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