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Weird Fiction with Paul La Farge


Six Sessions

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm September 11 to October 16, 2019

Pleasure is one part of the aesthetic experience of fiction; another part is terror. Or at least mild unease. In this workshop, we’ll consider the craft of writing weird fiction: stories that incorporate elements of horror and the supernatural, in order to astonish, delight, and sometimes frighten their readers. The focus of the workshop will be on your submissions, but as time allows, we’ll also take a look at weird stories by adepts of the genre, from E.A. Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Rachel Ingalls and Kelly Link.

All levels welcome!

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    Paul La Farge

    Paul La Farge

    Paul La Farge is the author of four novels: The Night OceanThe Artist of the Missing, Haussmann, or the Distinction, and Luminous Airplanes; and a book of imaginary dreams, The Facts of Winter. His stories and nonfiction have appeared in The New YorkerThe New RepublicThe Paris ReviewHarper’s, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in upstate New York.