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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 5 Weeks

Magical Fiction

No Longer Enrolling

  • $355.00 Non-Member
  • $340.00 Member

Class Description

If you find yourself daydreaming about time travel on your commute, setting ghost stories in the old houses on your block, or fantasizing about what comes out to play in the public gardens at midnight, you will love this class. We'll spend six weeks charging up your imagination and getting you inspired to either finish that manuscript in progress or start work on a brand new one. Each week we will study a different element of Magical Fiction, be it setting, narrative voice, timeline, believability, or flexible reality. We will read classic voices from the genre, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as modern writers such as Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman. And we'll devote a couple of classes to workshopping your writing, with in-depth feedback from the instructor and your peers. If you are stuck in a rut with your writing or simply bursting with ideas and no clue how to begin, this class will help get you fired up and on the path to building your own fantastic tales.

NOTE: There will be no class on July 4th.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!