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Courtney Kilian teaches Cross-Genre & Hybrid Fiction

Date: First Class is Thursday, Aug. 16th 2012 Time: 7-9 pm Number of sessions: 4--Thursdays, Aug. 16, 23, 30, & Sept. 6 Members: $130 Nonmembers: $154 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

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Innovative Storytelling: Strategies for Crafting Cross-Genre & Hybrid Fiction

Join us for a journey of writing experiments and cross-genre and hybrid storytelling! This four-week workshop focuses on opening up our fiction writing to cross-genre and hybrid literary strategies and encourages you to experiment while crafting your own texts. We will break the boundaries of traditional narrative form, infusing our writing with a mix of genres and hybridity to facilitate emotional responses in our readers. During our course, you will participate in writing exercises and experiments that will serve as catalysts for your own creative pieces, lively discussions on example texts, and workshops where you will share and receive feedback on your writing. Our exploration is applicable to any creative writers who want to strengthen their craft and build their arsenal of strategies. A writer rarely knows where their prose will take them when they start, and I am excited to be a part of the journey as you discover new writing styles and techniques!

This course is for creative writers with some experience reading their work aloud and participating in writing workshops. To build our own writing community in the classroom, students will be expected to be prepared for and participate in discussions and workshops.


Courtney Kilian has worked with Native American tribal communities following the southern California fires, volunteered on organic family farms in Costa Rica, and earned her MFA in Cross-Genre Writing from UCSD. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry, and teaches creative and composition writing. She currently instructs at UCSD for the John Muir College Writing Program. She is working on her first novel, Anatomy of Growing, which is based loosely on research she conducted in Spain as a recipient of several writing grants. Her work appears in Mary Magazine as their New Voice in Nonfiction, The Pink Room, and 1913 a journal of forms.