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Writers Workshops

FICTION 2019-201

Course #2019-201
Tuesdays Starting June 4 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks Skipping June 25
Cost: $325 Instructor: Will Burns
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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In this course, we will be exploring fantastical/magical realist texts (also, works that many people would consider “genre”), and we will investigate how various authors push and nudge at what we consider “real,” be it romance, mystery, sci-fi, spy-fi, and more. Some writers incorporate magic directly and unapologetically (i.e. Garcia Marquez), some render a world a few degrees away from our “real” world (i.e. Alissa Nutting), and some write in a way that allows for the possibility of magic without explicitly breaking with “reality” as we know it (i.e. Donald Antrim).

As we explore the various ways in which authors present differing registers of fractured reality, we will complete in-class writing prompts that inspire us to take techniques and tropes from established authors—e.g. Edgar Allan Poe, Steven Milhauser, Aimee Bender, Alissa Nutting, Jorge Luis Borges—and use them in our own writing.

About the instructor

WILL BURNS grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and received his MFA in fiction writing from The New School. He recently received his PhD in fiction from the UH Creative Writing Program, where he received an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellowship. He was a former Assistant Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration  policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Summer 2019 workshop schedule click here.