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Generating the Personal in Speculative Fiction

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Saturday
Mar 18
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Mar 18
2:00 - 5:00 PM CT
INSTRUCTOR:
Molly McGhee
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom
$
68
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$
75
FOR non-MEMBERS
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During this course, we will discuss strategies and writing exercises that allow us to use our personal lives as inspiration when writing speculative fiction. We will explore the power of theme, the use of speculative as metaphor, and how speculative work allows us to engage with heightened emotional stakes in new and innovative ways. Friendly to all fiction writers, including realists, science fiction writers, fantasy and horror writers, and literary.

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Molly McGhee is from Sumner County, outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her MFA in fiction at Columbia University where she teaches in the undergraduate creative writing department. She has worked in the editorial departments of McSweeney’s, The Believer, NOON, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Tor. Currently living in Brooklyn, her work has appeared in The Paris Review and has been featured by The New York Times and Publishers Weekly among others. Her debut novel, JONATHAN ABERNATHY YOU ARE KIND, is forthcoming from Astra House in 2023.

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