Speculative Fiction and Magical Realism


Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.

Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Use visualization and acting techniques to challenge your creativity
  • Complete writing prompts and exercises to generate story ideas
  • Learn to bend reality in service to your story's core truths
  • Understand how to apply fanciful techniques to prose writing

About this course:

Reality is frequently inaccurate. Why not accurately depict that? This workshop is dedicated to kick-starting your imagination with the help of visualization and acting exercises, Oulipo writing prompts, and other creative techniques. We take a leap beyond the ordinary with examples on how to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling non-human character, or dream up an unforgettable story line in space. At the end of 10 weeks, you have a better grip on how to apply creative writing techniques designed to help you think outside the box for your own speculative fiction story.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Ploi Pirapokin
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ENROLL BY: Jul 3, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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