What is it about Flannery O'Connor's stories that makes them so dark? What makes J. D. Salinger's writing feel so grounded and Milan Kundura's so expansive? Why can't I put down Stephen King's books? And how can I make my own writing do that? In this course we'll explore the iconic writing styles of some favorite authors through the act of imitation. We'll start by parsing out what makes each author's work unique and why, and once we've figured out all their secrets we'll use them to create original works of fiction in the style of each.
TUITION: $240 + FEES: $10
Emily Jane Young received her MFA from Stonecoast and BFA from the University of Maine at Farmington. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Word Portland, a literary reading series held at LFK in Portland. She is co-editor of the collection Be Wilder and her work has appeared in the anthologies I Could Be Here Now and Be Wilder.
Laptop or notebook/pen