Classes & Workshops

Ages: 12-14

Fabulism: Writing the Absurd as Real

Instructor(s): Private: Melissa M. Slocum
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Do you like creating weird stories? Are you interested in odd plots and characters and places that you don’t see in other books? Do you like placing absurd things in real life situations? Then you like fabulist writing—where the weird enters our human world. We will write strange stories where you could have a person living with chickens or where trees talk to each other. We will try different earthly settings and creatures to help you build unique and absurd stories—each its own new form. We’ll even explore Mt. Hope Cemetery in order to bend our imagination toward new realms of ideas.

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