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Drawing Out the Ghosts: Magical Realism in Flash Fiction

A school where the teachers are three hundred years old, a lake at summer camp infested with Nixies — does your creative mind see magic everywhere? In this workshop we will write very short pieces (flash fiction) in which the realistic, mundane world becomes inexplicably infused with the exquisite or sinister supernatural. Lighting our mysterious path will be writers like Kelly Link, Kathleen Alcalá, and Italo Calvino. Expect writing exercises and an opportunity to share your work (no critique).

Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

Grade: 9-12

Start Date: 02/29/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Maximum Class Size: 15

$60.00 General Price:

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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