Plot may drive a narrative forward, but often a substratum of metaphor actually binds a story together. Let’s call this the literary underworld: a realm of allusions and associations that work on the subconscious and enrich the reading experience. Through a series of writing exercises, we will practice cultivating this metaphoric layer in prose. Come ready to plumb your memory, flex your imagination, and find inspiration from unexpected sources. This class will benefit both fiction writers and essayists who are interested in chasing what Donald Barthelme called “the ineffable.”
About the instructor
ALLEGRA HYDE is the author of Of This New World (University of Iowa Press, 2016), winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Missouri Review, New England Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, as well as support from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artists Residency Program, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission.
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