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Writing 360 Workshop | Magical Realism & Unexpected Forms: Narrating the Ordinary

November 20, 2021 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

Magical Realism & Unexpected Forms: Narrating the Ordinary

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Saturday, Nov. 20
2–4 PM ET

online event; only open to Mentees & Mentors in Writing 360

Do you have a family ghost that won’t leave you alone? A talking cat? A necklace that turns a different color when spirits are around? If any of these ideas make you curious, join author María Alejandra Barrios, as she illuminates what magical realism is (and isn’t!) and the unexpected ways we can disrupt the ordinary and make room for magic in our work. In this workshop, we’ll try our hand at using non-linear formats and writing in fragments to create stories that defy the norm.

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Meet Your Teaching Artist

María Alejandra Barrios

María Alejandra Barrios

María is a Pushcart-nominated writer born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Manchester and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her stories have been published in places such as Hobart Pulp, Reservoir Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Jellyfish Review, Lost Balloon, Shenandoah Literary, Vol.1 Brooklyn, El Malpensante, Moon City Review, Fractured Lit, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She was the 2020 SmokeLong Flash Fiction Fellow and her work has been supported by organizations such as Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Arts Center, and the New Orleans Writing Residency. She’s currently at work revising her debut novel.

Writing 360 Mentees & Mentors are required to attend one Writing 360 Saturday Workshop per month. Of course, you can always attend two workshops in a month if you’d like!


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