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Jenalyn by Marianne Villanueva

Instructor: Marianne Villanueva
February 21–22, 2015 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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Tuition & Fees
Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $25 non-member registration fee


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Class Description
You’ve been on the trip of a lifetime. It’s not necessarily a trip to an exotic locale but it’s a trip that you know can never be repeated. By happenstance or determination, you were at a particular time of your life, one that allowed you to relish each moment. You urgently want to document it in a shaped narrative. How do you start? How much detail do you include? How do you shape it? How does writing about a place relate to writing about you?

The goal of this class will be to assist you in creating braided narratives of place – ones that blend memory, history, physical description, and musing.

Will involve practice writing with different voices, different modes of view, and different sets of (real) characters.

There will be a lot of in-class writing.


About the Instructor
MARIANNE VILLANUEVA is the author of three short story collections and a novella, Jenalyn, which was a finalist for the 2014 Saboteur Awards. Her stories have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Threepenny Review, ZYZZYVA, J Journal, The Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Café Irreal, and the New Orleans Review. She has been a finalist for the O. Henry Literature Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart. She teaches creative writing online for UCLA Extension’s Writers Program.

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