Afterworlds in Fiction and Film: Creative Writing Workshop and Film Seminar
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In fiction writing the phrase “falling action” is used to refer to everything that happens after a transformative change. In this class we will take such moments as our beginnings, composing and studying stories that start with, or crest waves of, falling action–that begin, in other words, with endings. We’ll explore what I’m calling ‘afterworlding’–the artistic creation of afterworlds, alternate worlds, and other worlds. The class includes creative writing workshops; film seminar; philosophical inquiry through contemplative practices (to help us develop our powers of awareness, invention, and insight); and literature seminar. This class is open to students at all levels of experience with creative writing and literary studies and is part of the Literary Arts Path of Study at Evergreen.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
creative writing, cultural criticism, curation, education, cultural studies, comparative literature, film studies, contemplative arts and studies, emergent/trans-disciplinary projects, ecological humanities
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Weekend
Located in: Olympia
Spring 2020: Contact faculty or check offering in Canvas for first class meeting date and time.