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Writing the Weather: A Workshop with Wendy Oleson (June 23-25)


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Open the umbrella, slather the sunscreen, and cinch that scarf tighter in this generative, prompt-based workshop inspired by examples of contemporary, genre-defying work. We’ll be reading and writing about the weather—blizzards, heatwaves, hurricanes—all manner of atmospheric disturbance and sensory overload. Tension will be high, your characters and speakers in danger, so don’t be afraid to slip into surrealism and fabulism when needed. We’ll round out the workshop with thoughts about setting, place-based writing, and climate fiction. The forecast shows a 99% chance of juicy storytelling.

About the Instructor

Wendy Oleson (she/they) is the author of two award-winning prose chapbooks. Wendy’s hybrid writing appears in Copper Nickel, Denver Quarterly, Pithead Chapel and elsewhere. Wendy is managing editor for Split Lip Magazine, associate prose editor for Fairy Tale Review, and lives in Walla Walla, Washington. 

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