FYI, I'm teaching my Grounding the Fantastic class at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis this summer. It runs from June 19th until August 14th and should be a fun old time. Registration is open!
Grounding the Fantastic
A multigenre class open to all levels of students interested in literary fantasy, horror, and science fiction, this class will focus on creating a realistic story that grounds even the most unusual tale in a recognizable world. Inspired by authors as varied as Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison, this class will discuss several multigenre craft topics and use in-class writing exercises to further investigate these storytelling methods. Then, using what we have learned, we will read and reflect upon one another’s stories in a workshop-style discussion facilitated by the teaching artist. Together, we will go down the rabbit hole of slipstream fiction and discover the multitude of possibilities waiting on the other side.