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Writing the Apocalypse: Cataclysmic Cartography as Narrative Design with Dianca London Potts


6 Online Sessions

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Once a week Thursdays, 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT June 23 to July 28, 2022

Online via Zoom

What can exploring “the end” offer us as storytellers? Throughout this course, participants will traverse a wide-range of multi-genre narratives about cataclysmic endings—big and small. While exploring what apocalyptic stories can teach us about our anxieties and desires within a historical and contemporary context, participants will also discover the generative possibilities of embracing the archetype of the apocalypse in relation to craft, narrative cartography, and design. Using the cataclysmic as a subtextual lens and generative portal, participants will delve into a diverse mix of creative and experimental works and revelatory prompts to cultivate and expand their own narratives about endings, irrevocable change, and new beginnings.

Capacity: 12


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    Dianca London Potts

    Dianca London Potts

    Dianca London Potts earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and her MA in English and her MA in Humanities from Arcadia University. She is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, a VONA Voices alum, the former prose editor of LIT magazine, and the former online editor of Well-Read Black Girl. Her words have been featured in the Village Voice, Vice, Electric Literature, Glamour, Shondaland, Obsidian, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Planning for the Apocalypse, is forthcoming. You can follow her musings on Twitter via @diancalondon.