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Fables and Folktales

Oct 23
Oct 23
10 AM - 1 PM Central
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Online via Zoom
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In this three-hour class, we'll be reading and talking about ways in which you can draw your inspiration from fairy tales and folk tales. Whether you write fantasy or realism these stories can offer a magic bean or two to your work. Come ready to play and to learn, and with a favorite tale in mind. You will leave with the beginnings of a new story that is all your own. Open to writers of all levels.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Starling Days and Harmless Like You—the winner of The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. Her first novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read. Her short work has appeared in several places including Granta, Guernica, The Harvard Review, and NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is the editor of the Go Home! anthology.

What Our Students Say

“Rowan was a terrific instructor, and was gracious in reading my submission and providing thoughtful, personal feedback. This experience was even more positive than I could have hoped for.

“Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a salve for the soul. Learning from her was an absolute privilege.”

“Rowan was a wonderful instructor, very clear in her communication and gracious in answering questions. Her suggestions and feedback were incredibly helpful, both in the work of mine that she read and in the exercises she introduced that I can use in the future. I would definitely take a class with her again.”

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