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Migration, Travel, and The Modern Short Story

Saturday, July 29th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Migration is at the heart of the American national ethos. With this in mind, we’ll begin this class by evaluating three short stories as a way to discuss 20th century American Literature’s fascination with stories of travel and migration. We will focus on themes of loss and anomie, as well as assimilation and adaptation. You will also begin writing your own short story on the theme of exile, migration or travel, and learn how to develop a strong beginning and ending, incorporate effective dialogue, and use our discussion as a way to ultimately write a successful piece dealing with these themes. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced students. The desire to travel is optional but strongly recommended!


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Dipika Mukherjee
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