Art of Speculative Fiction
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 2315
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Creative Writing
What if we all lived underground? What if we all went blind? What if society as we know it collapsed? How do writers like Karen Russell, Kevin Brockmeier, and Jose Saramago make the impossible seem real? In a workshop environment, we explore the strategies and pitfalls of writing speculative fiction, with special emphasis on the beginnings of these kinds of “what if” stories. Each student receives feedback from the instructor and from peers on a substantial piece of writing, experiments with techniques and forms, and ends the course with a vision of the way forward.
Course Open to: Degree Students