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Saturday, April 4 • 10:15am - 11:30am
6F: Last Evenings on Earth: Writing the Otherworldly

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When we write fiction, we create parallel worlds. As such, possibility is not only a question of genre or believability on the page, but also one of language: what if?

This is especially true of Latin-American fiction, in which the relationship between the past and the future, the real and the unreal is often blurred beyond recognition. Through a close reading of two stories by Claudia Hernández, this class will explore these relationships and discuss writing techniques and strategies to create the otherworldly.

The class will include a short lecture on Latin-American literary traditions; craft discussion; and an exercise.

Speakers
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Michael Zapata

Author, THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU
Michael Zapata is the author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins). He is a founding editor of the award-winning MAKE: A Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction and the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist... Read More →


Saturday April 4, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Stuart Room - 4th Floor