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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Queer As Fiction

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  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

In a recent essay for Electric Lit, "How Queer Writers are Creating Queer Genres," nonfiction writer Alanna Duncan wrote, "Queer forms in writing express not only the urge to but the necessity of fracturing the traditional narrative structure or genre in order for queer authors or queer characters to express their world." Following her example, this class will be an exploration of work by queer authors and the hybrid forms they've created. With a combination of workshops, discussions on the readings, and prompts, we'll consider how to employ untraditional strategies--such as fractured narratives, autofiction, fabulism, and genre-bending--to express or access the marginalized experience.

This is a course intended for intermediate writers interested in writing about queer characters or queer experience in a way that replicates, as Duncan says, "what it’s like to exist outside of the 'traditional narrative.'" Openness to experimenting with form is essential. Readings may include work from authors such as Kristen Arnett, Jess Ardnt, Carmen Maria Machado, Maggie Nelson, Hanya Yanigihara, Renee Gladman, Anne Garréta, Alexander Chee, and others.

Scholarship Information

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

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!