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“Magical Realism: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary” with Alex Temblador

February 8 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

$59.00 – $119.00

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"Magical Realism: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary" Class Ticket - Member
$ 59.00
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"Magical Realism: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary" Class Ticket - Non-Member
$ 119.00
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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, magical realism can be a valuable tool for elevating your storytelling.

Created by Latin American writers in the 20th century, magical realism has evolved into a genre that produces evocative storytelling that highlights the biggest issues, concerns, and discussions of the modern world.

In this class, students will learn the history of magical realism, the basic elements of the genre, and how to utilize these elements in their work. Through a presentation and exercises offered by award-winning author Alex Temblador, students will leave this class with a more expansive (and magical) perspective for their creative writing approach.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You write fiction or nonfiction and are curious about how magical realism might be a tool you can use in your storytelling.
  • You’re looking for ways to make your scenes more poetic, metaphorical, and evocative.
  • You’re starting a new project or editing an old one and are looking for ways to liven your work.
  • You don’t know much about magical realism but would like to learn more.
  • You’re looking for ways to utilize your culture in your storytelling.
  • You want to speak about social issues through a magical perspective.

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, February 8 at 5:00 PM CST.

Instructor

Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Half Outlaw and Secrets of the Casa Rosada. Her forthcoming book, Writing an Identity Other Than Your Own, was acquired by St. Martin's Essentials in 2022. Alex's work has appeared in outlets like PALABRITAS and D Magazine, as well as anthologies like Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. In addition to founding the LitTalk series, Alex teaches creative writing and is an award-winning journalist with publications in Conde Nast Traveler, Outside, Nat Geo, among many others.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
February 8 2023
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST
Cost:
$59.00 – $119.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom