ONLINE WORKSHOP: Learning Magical Realism Through Contemporary Queer Fiction (2244)

Four Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$160.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Would you like to push the boundaries of fiction in your writing by exploring magical realism? Join witchy queer feminist horror author Lindsay Merbaum for in-depth discussion and in-class writing exercises that will probe the boundaries between the real, unreal, and surreal.

The class will examine two exciting works of modern fiction whose uniquely queer perspective expand on the concepts of magical realism and fabulism: the 2018 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize-winning short story collection Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day by JD Scott and Andrea Lawlor’s novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, a winner of the Whiting Award and a 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards.

Analytical discussions of the reading will be complemented by in-class creative writing prompts that draw inspiration from these works of fiction. During the last session, each student will be invited to present one revised piece of creative writing that’s based off an in-class prompt. Authors JD Scott and Andrea Lawlor will also pay a visit to talk about their work and answer questions!

Everyone is welcome to join this workshop.

Four Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Required Materials:

Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day by JD Scott (9781941423059)

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor (9780525566182)

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 levels 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. Released in fall 2021 from Creature Publishing, her experimental queer feminist horror novel The Gold Persimmon is a Foreword Indies finalist. Follow her at www.lmerbaum.com 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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Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941423059
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Published: Lake Forest College Press - April 3rd, 2020

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019