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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 is a poet and novelist in Seattle, WA. She is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press. A former Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, Karen teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools, Seattle Writes and Young Women Empowered.

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