Wendy Oleson—Found in the Forest (April 24 – 26)


Found in the Forest

In this generative, prompt-based workshop inspired by examples of contemporary, genre-defying work, you’ll find fairy tales, folktales, fables, fabulism, and the fantastic. Bring your non-realist narratives and be ready to break poetic lines like branches, stirring leaves and dropping cones. We’ll also construct sturdy blocks of prose strong enough for building houses and impervious to gusts of wolf. Come to play. Flounder and fly and forget about failure.

About the Instructor

Wendy Oleson has a BA from Amherst College, an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University, and a PhD in English with a creative dissertation from the University of Nebraska. She’s taught dozens of creative writing, literature, and composition courses at Oregon State, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Washington State – Tri-Cities, and the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension and worked in editorial positions with the literary journals Fairy Tale Review, Memorious Magazine, Quarterly West, and Prairie Schooner. Wendy has served as a jurist, manuscript reviewer, and contest judge for a number of university presses, literary journals, and fellowship-granting organizations.


You’ll receive a welcome message within 48 hours with instructions for how to take the class when the time comes, how to submit your story for feedback, and how to provide feedback for your cohort.

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