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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2K: Writing the Marvelous FILLING
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In this discussion and guided writing class, we will examine different examples of magical realism, fabulism, speculative fiction and the marvelous—anything under the umbrella of the “impossible.” We will discuss distinctions between genres as well as motives behind the use of the marvelous in fiction writing. What are the political, aesthetic, spiritual and creative reasons for incorporating the marvelous? What can exploring these realities and techniques teach us as writers? Where can they take us? After discussing both examples and our own work, we will segue into writing prompts and exercises that incorporate the marvelous in deep and generative ways.

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Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes is the author of The Sleeping World (Touchstone-Simon & Schuster, 2016). She has received fellowships from Yaddo and Blue Mountain Center and was a Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
St. James Room