Classes & Workshops

Ages: 14 & up

Teen Fabulism: Writing the Absurd as Real (Week Six)

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? Would you define some of your writing as magical realism? Then you’ll 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. If you have taken this class before, then consider this teen version as a space to build upon stories from previous summers to create longer pieces. If you are new to fabulism, then this class will give you many ideas with which to begin new stories.

Course Code: JY13-F19