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4-Week Online Magical Realism Fiction Workshop, starts July 6, 2020
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4-Week Online Magical Realism Fiction Workshop, starts July 6, 2020


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Begins Monday, July 6, 2020

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Magical realism is both a literary and writing style of fiction in which the author combines realism with imaginary or fantastical elements or images of which the reader is meant to take as "real." In this four-week magical realism fiction workshop, we'll discuss the history of magical realism, how to identify it in text, and the major players in this literary movement from Franz Kafka to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, and Haruki Murakami.

Each week, students will read excerpts of magical realism and practice writing magical realism through a variety of exercises. Through forums, you'll share your work and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students. Students will also write one magical realism short story or the first chapter of a novel and workshop it with the rest of the class. This is a writing-intensive class, but one that will be fun and target your creative side in ways you didn't know were possible.

  • Instructor: Alex Temblador

  • Class size limited to 10 writers

  • July 6, 2020 to August 3, 2020

  • Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.

Instructor Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada and an internationally-published freelance writer. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma and has since been a freelance writer for the last five years. Her Starred Kirkus novel has won such accolades as the NACCS 2019 Tejas Foco Young Adult Award, MG/YA Discovery Prize Winner of Writers League of Texas Book Awards, and Kirkus' Best of YA Books of 2018. Alex has two upcoming anthology publications, her creative work has been published in PALABRITAS and Cigale Literary Magazine, and her articles have appeared in outlets like Architectural Digest, Lonely Planet, The Daily Beast, Travel + Leisure, Bustle, Texas Highways Magazine, D Magazine, Fodors, among many others. In addition to being the moderator and brains behind Dallas' newest author panel series, LitTalk, Alex travels the world for her writing career and offers writing presentations and workshops at high schools, universities, and conferences in the U.S.

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