ONLINE CLASS: Feminist Horror Workshop (2222)

Four Thursdays: February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

$150.00 (10% off for members)

In this workshop, we will discuss and draw inspiration from two of the most celebrated contemporary literary novels: Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Our class will look at these books from the perspective of feminist horror, which is loosely defined as writing that employs the tropes of horror in stories addressing gender. We will examine feminist horror elements of each novel, while exploring our response to the reading through in-class creative writing prompts. Some students can share their in-class writing. At the end of the class, each student will be invited to share one revised piece of creative writing.

Reading schedule note: in advance, please read the first half of The Handmaid's Tale before first class session

1st class:

● First half of The Handmaid’s Tale

2nd class:

● Complete The Handmaid’s Tale 

3rd class:

● First half of Beloved

4th class:

● Complete Beloved

Four Thursdays: February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST Online



Required Books:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (9780385490818)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (9780525659273)

Lindsay Merbaum is a witchy writer, editor, and high priestess of home mixology. She has taught English and creative writing at the high school and college level and served as a Fiction Editor at the literary journal Rivet: Writing that Risks and as an Editor of Book Reviews at Necessary Fiction. Her essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Electric Literature, Bustle, LA Review of Books, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Bitch Media, and others. Lindsay holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Brooklyn College, where she was a recipient of the Himan Brown Award. Her experimental queer feminist horror novel, The Gold Persimmon, was released this fall from Creature Publishing, a feminist horror press. Follow her at or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @pickyourpotions.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

Beloved By Toni Morrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525659273
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Published: Knopf - October 22nd, 2019