In this class, we will explore the outer reaches of fiction, push boundaries, and test the waters of how to create stories in new ways. There are so many approaches to fiction—how do we choose to tell our stories? Are there new ways or angles of telling a story that will shed unexpected light on the narrative? How can we play with non-linearity, abstract structure, word choice, and genre to bring new energy into our work? How can we break out of our own writing patterns?
We will explore these questions and many more through looking at writing samples, writing our own short pieces from prompts, and sharing ideas through discussion to see how elastic the genre of fiction can be. Come with an open mind and bring something to write with.
About the instructor: Tyler Glauz-Todrank's work has appeared recently in Allegory Ridge and Mount Island. They are currently an MFA Candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and also hold an MA from Goddard College in writing and gender studies. Tyler writes poetry and fiction, and their work focuses on the experience of being queer and living rurally. Tyler also works at Bear Pond Books in downtown Montpelier and will happily talk endlessly about books
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